Irish Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef – Overview

Here is a handy link pool to get the details on the Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef: The Background: Margaret Wertheim talking on TED-TV about  “The beautiful math that links coral, crochet and hyperbolic geometry” The Math Interview with Dainia Taimina, the mathametician who crocheted the first Hyperbolic Model Information: Venue for exhibition in March-May 2010: […]

Hyperbolic Friday 29th @ The Yarn Room

The Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef is slowly but truly starting to shape up. Submissions are making their way to me at The Yarn Room and with those submissions I made a little teaser reef in the window the other day in the hope that it will inspire others to submit pieces too. Friday January 29th […]

Little Princess Hyperbolic Coral

I became a very proud grandaunt last week to the sweetest little baby girl, she is pretty, her parents are so happy and her grand parents simply cannot get over the little miracle of life, nor can I. Life really is a miracle! Little Princess Hyperbolic Coral © 2010 Irene Lundgaard She obviously inspired me, […]

Hyperbolic Interlude Corals

I am working on some largish pieces of Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef at the moment and every so often, while I contemplate my next move on it, I make smaller pieces. These are small swirly-whirly pieces that I call Hyperbolic Interlude Corals.

Hyperbolic Planes, Trains and Automobiles

I am cooped up again today in the snow and the frost as there are no trains or automobiles about at all and the only planes about are hyperbolic. Not that there is much snow, but the combination of snow and untreated icy roads is in and around lethal, so I am staying put. I […]

My Hyperbolic Christmas

In my own dogmatic mind I have decided to make as much reef out of Irish yarn as possible, I think that is very suitable for an Irish reef and what with the preservation of our planet such an integral part of the project, I think it is fitting. The piece I am working on […]

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Hyperbolic Patterns

With Friday December 4th being Hyperbolic Day at The Yarn Room in Ashford Village, Co Wicklow I thought I would share some pattern links. Free Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef Patterns generously distributed by the Sydney Reef. Inspiring Hyperbolic Knitting Patterns by Dr. Sarah-Marie Belcastro. You can find details on the origins on this project at […]

Hyperbolic Skinny Scarves

I am working on a bunch of ruffled skinny scarves for the Christmas Spirit Market in Tinahely on Sunday December 13th. It’s great fun and I find the combination of Artesano Aran weight, a size 8 mm hook and the hyperbolic technique works a treat. I finish each off with mohair for added effect. Hyperbolic […]

Hyperbolic Reef Workshop At The Science Gallery

Sunday December 6th Three workshops @ 12:30/14:00/16:00 Book at 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 […]