Socks and shoes knitted entirely from glass by Carol Milne

If you thought it was difficult to knit beautiful socks and shoes out of wool, then consider the incredible knitted glass sculptures of Seattle-based artist Carol Milne, whom we've featured previously.

As you'd expect, she doesn't exactly knit with glass; she instead uses a special technique that she invented in 2006 when she developed a variation of the lost wax casting process to cast knitted work in glass.

Speaking of her work, she said: “I see my knitted work as a metaphor for social structure. Individual strands are weak and brittle on their own, but deceptively strong when bound together. You can crack or break single threads without the whole structure falling apart. And even when the structure is broken, pieces remain bound together. The connections are what bring strength and integrity to the whole and what keeps it intact.”

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