The Art of Darkness

Wool Coffins

March 1st, 2010 by Cobwebs

Wool CoffinUK-based company Natural Legacy is taking green burials to a whole ‘nother level, with sustainable coffins made of wool. What makes it even more wonderful is that this site was sent to me by alert reader Linda, who found it in one of her knitting magazines. As she put it, the coffins were featured in a “‘now you CAN take your stash with you!’ kind of way.” I sort of love the idea of knitting your final resting place.

The site also offers woollen cremation urns, organic cotton shrouds, and coffin handles made of jute. The handles in particular amuse me more than they probably should.

But anyway.

The coffin and urn exteriors appear to be felted wool, and the site says that the frame is recycled cardboard. If you’re a fiber artist and like to do felting, a DIY urn might not be out of the question.

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4 Responses

  1. Maven Says:

    Just wanted to let you know how much I enjoy your blog. Whenever I drop in I get my little fix of weird and it makes my day. Thank you.

  2. Jessica Says:

    did you read the customer reviews? they sound obviously fake. who is delighted about burying a teenage girl in style, or whatever? that kinda weirded me out.

  3. Mim Says:

    Bizarre! I think I wrote that story, if it’s the one from Simply Knitting.

    Small world :)

  4. Linda Says:

    Yes, Mim – Simply Knitting. A very small world, with very crafty strange people in it! Thanks! :-)

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