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Science and medical crocheted models, exclusive crochet patterns, jewelry, pins and accessories, amigurumi toys, crochet workshops and more!


Event Invitation

Are you looking for a creative scientist for your next art show?

Do you want to inspire kids and public to get into stem?

Do you want to know the link between science and crochet?

Workshop Request

I am an expert crocheter with experience in crochet, amigurumi, Tunisian crochet, tatting, cross stitching, paper quilling, polymer clay art and more!

I instructed many crochet workshops here in Toronto focused on science or crochet in general. Including: University of Toronto, Schools, Public events in the libraries, Etsy Made in Canada Day and many others.


Always happy to discuss new ideas and possible future collaboration. Please use the form below.

About Me

Tahani Baakdhah, MD PhD

My name is Tahani, a Science communicator, crafter and author. I am also a stem cell researcher at the University of Toronto. My research focuses on Retinal stem cells and photoreceptors expansion to treat blindness . I use my crochet skills to create many educational science/medical models.

Take a moment to browse my website to find an inspiration, purchase an item or book me for your next pop-up market, art display or scicomm/sciart related panels and events.

Follow me on twitter and Instagram @thepurplelilac for updates or visit my Etsy shop to buy my crocheted models. kofiWidgetOverlay.draw(‘thepurplelilac’, { ‘type’: ‘floating-chat’, ‘floating-chat.donateButton.text’: ‘Support me’, ‘floating-chat.donateButton.background-color’: ‘#00b9fe’, ‘floating-chat.donateButton.text-color’: ‘#fff’ });