I was so excited to discover Ruth Marshall‘s unique fiber work last year! She elevates knitting to a higher level. I have never seen anything like what she does. It is not only what you see, but the research that goes behind the  animal that she chooses to work with. Each piece tells a story.

After years of working at the Bronx Zoo in a studio just a few feet behind the Snow Leopard exhibit, Marshall hand knit the pelt of IVY – one of the majestic and vocal felines who happened to be her neighbor.  IVY was the first Big Cat Marshall knitted.

IVY 2006 ↓

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RM.Bandicoot#2 copy

RM.Numbat#1 copy

RM.Numbat#2 copy

RM.S.Possum#1 copy

RM.S.Possum#2 copy

RM.T.Tiger#1detail copy

RM.T.Tiger#2 copy-1

RM.T.Tiger#2detail copy

RM.Tiger_Quoll#1 copy

RM.Tiger_Quoll#1detail copy

 

RMLeadbeater_Possum#1 copy

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Photos © Ruth Marshall

WWW.RUTHMARSHALL.COM 

Do you want to see this amazing work in person?

Ruth Marshal will be showing her pieces at the Australian Consulate-General in NYC.

SAVE THE DATE: OPENING RECEPTION: THURSDAY 27TH JUNE 6 – 8 PM
WHERE: 150 EAST 42ND ST, 3RD FLOOR, NEW YORK CITY
PHONE: 212 3541 6500

KNITTED PELTS OF ENDANGERED ANIMALS, INCLUDING TIGERS, OCELOTS & AUSTRALIAN MARSUPIALS.

I wish that I could be there for the opening!

Below is a book about Ruth’s work. I got my copy last year. You can click on it to purchase one.

Have a wonderful Friday and a great weekend!

Elsita 🙂

 

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