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.