Laurel Roth Hope’s Crochet “Biodiversity Reclamation Suits” for Extinct Urban Pigeons

Laurel Roth Hope’s Crochet “Biodiversity Reclamation Suits” for Extinct Urban Pigeons

I first shared one of Laurel Ruth Hope‘s incredible Biodiversity Reclamation Suits as part of this post, 10 of the Most Perfect Pigeons in Knit and Crochet. Recently, This Is Colossal featured her work so I thought it would be good to revisit it. Plus a few of you messaged me too … thank you!

From the artist, “Inspired by the traditional use of fiber-craft to provide safety and comfort, I have been crocheting small suits for urban pigeons that disguise them as extinct birds, thereby (visually) re-creating biodiversity and placing a soothing “cozy” on environmental fears.”

Here are a few of my favorites:

Laurel Roth Hope's Crochet

Mauritius Blue Pigeon

Laurel Roth Hope's Crochet

Passenger Pigeon II

Laurel Roth Hope's Crochet

Bachman’s Warbler

Laurel Roth Hope's Crochet

Paradise Parrot and Guadalupe Caracara

For more of Laurel Roth Hope’s “Biodiversity Reclamation Suits for Urban Pigeons” visit her at


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Danielle Holke is a long-time knitter, first taught by her beloved grandmother as a young girl growing up in Canada. In 2008 she launched KnitHacker, a lively blog and knitting community which has since grown to be a popular presence in contemporary knitting culture, reaching more than a million readers each year. As a marketing professional, Danielle advises and works with a motley squad of artists, yarn bombers, film makers, pattern designers, yarn companies and more. Learn more about her latest book, Knits & Pieces: A Knitting Miscellany.

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