Sunday December 6th
Three workshops @ 12:30/14:00/16:00
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. 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.
In these workshops Wicklow based crochet expert Irene Lundgaard will lead you from the basics of crochet through to the techniques needed to crochet a hyperbolic mathematical pattern. It’s easier then you think!
To find out more about the reef and its curator Margaret Wertheim from the Institute for Figuring in Los Angeles check out her TED talk here.