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Hyperbolic Crochet In Dublin

Stitchlily, our ever alert and accomplished crocheter is yet again completely on the ball. The Irish version of a Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef is in the making at the Science Gallery in Trinity College Dublin on Pearse Street in The Naughton Institute:

A workshop will be held on Saturday October 24th @ 13.00 – 16.00. Tickets are free and need to be booked in advance. Click here and scroll down until you find the workshop.

The spiel reads like this:

“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.

In this workshop, Crochet Reef creator, Margaret Wertheim of the Institute For Figuring in Los Angeles, will teach the techniques of hyperbolic crochet and talk about the project. 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.”

I have booked my ticket already, will I meet you there?