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The Fourth Dimension – Hyperbolic Crochet April 21, 2010

Filed under: Art works,Crochet,Exhibitions,Fibre,Science fiction — Janet @ 9:18 am

The Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef – A Woolly Wonder

This exhibition is a must for all textile enthusiasts, mathematicians, scientists, science fiction buffs, etc.  It really is spectacular.    

Back in October I wrote a brief blog about the Crochet Coral Reef Project.  At that time the invitation was made to participate in working on the Irish Reef part of this worldwide endeavour.   I didn’t find time to participate but now I was delighted to see the completion of the work by some of my textile friends. 

A few weeks ago I wrote a blog about a weird book title award.  The winning title for 2009 was Crocheting Adventures with Hyperbolic Planes.  I couldn’t find any mention of this book at the exhibition but I had better luck over at Hodges Figgis.  They looked it up on their computer but couldn’t find it – I went off and searched in the crochet books and lo and behold there it was.  It was quite expensive but I couldn’t resist buying it.  It is a wonderful book.  I suggested that the man should give it to me free since they didn’t know they had it but he wasn’t buying that idea.  Nevertheless I am delighted with my purchase, particularly when he told me it is now out of print.

Just a few photos for you of bits of the exhibition

 

From the upstairs part of the exhibition, I could look down on the bicycles for the Dublin Rent-a-Bike scheme.  Hmm, I thought – those bikes look easy to ride – should I rent one and cycle the streets of Dublin – here was my chance!  But, alas, the streets of Dublin are quite daunting – particularly the big buses.  So I made my excuses, no helmet etc., and missed my opportunity.  Maybe I’ll be better prepared next time and I’ll choose a quiet Sunday morning.  Meanwhile I’ll think fondly of my Dutchie bike waiting for me back in Seattle.  Isn’t she a beauty.     

      my Seattle bike, with blue helmet