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No Excuses April 20, 2010

Filed under: Coral,Crochet,Tapestry,Weaving,Weaving looms,Yarn shops,Yarns — Janet @ 9:14 am

I have no excuses now for not starting my piece de résistance for the upcoming exhibition of the Irish Guild of Weavers Spinners and Dyers.

  here’s my Ashford tapestry loom, still in its wrapper but all ready for easy assembly.  Purchased on our expedition last week to the Yarn Room in Ashford County Wicklow

  and my stash of yarn consisting of purchases from the Yarn Room, and bumper parcels from my friends Freyalyn and Maire.

I have lots of ideas but now the moment of truth has come when I have to put pen to paper so to speak.  However, it’s a beautiful sunny warm morning and I’m off to see the Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef.  ((Incidentally, my friend at The Yarn Room has a knitted piece in the reef.)  This should be fun.


The Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef October 22, 2009

Filed under: Climate,Coral,Crochet,Ireland — Janet @ 2:45 pm

The Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef, according to an article in today’s Irish Times (Oct. 23, 2009) is a “woolly representation of the threatened ecosystems that models coral-like shapes using mathematical algorithms and crochet……..”   On this coming Saturday,  at the Science Gallery at Trinity College Dublin, there will be a workshop to teach the hyperbolic crochet technique and kickstart an “Irish”  reef.  Pity for me – it’s all booked out.  This project brings together geometry, marine biology, global warming, and crochet.

Crocheted reef  Wonders in wool – Coral Crochet – Anemone with brain coral head by Margaret Wertheim