I've been a fan of Nick Bantock's work since I found the Griffin and Sabine
I haven't done an inspiration post in too long, just picture posts like the Mushroom Mushroom series. Which may hold some inspiration, but don't immediately set my fingers itching for yarn and loom.
But here are some Tridacna clams that are just gorgeous, and they make we want to paint silk ribbon in those colors, run a basting stitch along one side, pull it to ruffle the outside, and use that to weave to lips of the clams, pulled through and standing out from the web of the piece.
All images found on Tumblr.