Detail of the UK Hyperbolic Crocheted Coral Reef - at the Knitting and Stitching show, RDS, Dublin 2008The Woolly Way has just heard about a very exciting textile project that may be taking place in Ireland Spring 2010. An Irish Hyperbolic Crocheted Coral Reef!
Margaret Wertheim of the Institute For Figuring in Los Angeles, will be doing a workshop in The Science Gallery on the techniques of hyperbolic crochet and talk about the project. The workshop is free, but booking is essential as places are limited.
Where: The Science Gallery, Trinity College, Pearse Street, Dublin 2
When:24 Oct 2009
Time: 1pm - 4pm
Cost: Free, but booking essential. Simply go onto their website, click on GET TICKETS.
At the workshop, participants will begin the process of making an "Irish Reef," to be exhibited alongside the international crochet reef collection at Science Gallery in Spring 2010.
The "Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef" is a worldwide project that marries mathematics, marine biology, handicraft, community art practice and environmental consciousness-raising. People all over the world - from London and New York to Capetown - are collectively crocheting coral reefs, a woolly testimony to the disappearing wonder of living reefs that are being devastated by global warming.
The UK Crocheted Coral Reef, was one of the sparks that helped start The Woolly Way of Ireland. A number of Irish people became involved in the project, and it traveled to Dublin, as part of The Knitting and Stitching Show in 2008. And we have been watching as more Crocheted Coral Reefs are being created around the world...We are very excited at the prospect an Irish Crocheted Reef....
Here is some links for those interested in finding out more about Hyperbolic Crochet
The Institute of Figuring
UK Crocheted Coral Reef on Flickr
The Sydney Crocheted Coral Reef
Also, take a few minutes to listen to Margaret Wertheim: The beautiful math that links coral, crochet and hyperbolic geometry
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