[Please note this blog is no longer active. The project ended in December 2011 with the artwork being presented to Headway. We hope you find it interesting to browse this record of the project.]
Welcome to the Knit a Neuron blog. Here you can find out all about the project and who's behind it, along with knitting and crochet patterns.
Knit a Neuron is a collaborative, knitting, art project. We want you to pick up your needles and hooks to creates hundreds of woolly brain cells. We'll sew them all together to create a fabulous brainy artwork. Once it's done, the sculpture will go on tour to raise funds for the Head Injury Therapy Endowment Fund and will have a permanent home in the University of Bristol's brain imaging centre, CRIC (Clinical Research Imaging Centre) opening later this year.
**[Edit - November 2010] Please note that the deadline for sending in neurons has now passed.**
Want to make your very own brain cell? Follow the two-needle, four-needle or crochet instructions, make a brain cell and send it in!
These are great patterns as they don't use much yarn, size and gauge aren't critical and they can be any colour you like. Go on, dive into the stash and get the hooks out.
Once you've made a neuron (or three!) send it in to
Dr Anne Cooke
University of Bristol
Bristol, BS8 4PJ
You can also donate directly to the charity here: