Tuesday, October 13, 2009


Detail of the UK Hyperbolic Crocheted Coral Reef - at the Knitting and Stitching show, RDS, Dublin 2008

The 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


Science Gallery,
Trinity College,
Pearse Street,
Dublin 2

T: +353 1 8964091
E: info@sciencegallery.com
W: www.sciencegallery.com



Irene said...

Great news! Thanks! See you there?

Woolly Way said...

Already have a few confirmations of people attending. This will be a great crochet meet-up!!

Anja Science Gallery said...

Hey guys - we're delighted to have you on board and thanks for posting about the workshop. If you have any ideas or questions please contact us at Science Gallery 8964091.
Otherwise we'll see you on the 24th!

Marketing manager, Science Gallery

Anonymous said...

listen to this interview - also great pictures:


There will be a large contingent from the Springwools Crochet Classes group attending......it sounds great!


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