“The history of textile art is the story of images from nature — particularly flowers, but also birds, animals, and other plants — being dyed, woven, or embroidered onto fibers. Beautiful fabrics preserved across centuries from China, the Middle East, and Europe show that the natural world was a constant inspiration. Perhaps this is unsurprising. But now there is a novel twist on this old instinct: The scope of visible nature has exploded, and patterns and objects once unseen can now be printed, painted, woven, stitched, just as flowers have been for so long. Thus: Brain sweaters, the work of London-based fashion designer and radiographer Brooke Roberts. Also, pelvis sweaters.
Roberts uses Photoshop and a textile-design software program called Eneas to convert CT scans and MRIs into patterns for knitting machines, which then make sweaters, dresses, skirts, etc. out of cotton, wool, and other fibers, according to an interview on Stylenik.”
Source: The Atlantic