Hyperbolic Crochet

This month’s meeting of my local crochet group, Fishnet Crocheters, was about Hyperbolic Crochet.

My only recollection of hearing about hyperbolic crochet was the Crochet Reef Project.

Dr. Daina Taimina inspired the Crochet Reef Project.  She uses crochet to teach the principles of hyperbolic space.  Marine organisms such as kelp, coral and sponges embody hyperbolic geometry in their anatomies.

The Crochet Reef Project will be on display at The Museum of Arts and Design in New York City September 15-January 22.

A great TED Talk  (Margaret Wertheim: The beautiful math of coral) can be found here and a gallery of crochet hyperbolic models can be found here.

We met at Auntie ZaZa’s Fiber Works in Easton, MA.

On display was a community reef project started by the owner Elizabeth.  Both knit and crochet items were utilized.






The store really focuses on keeping the fiber arts alive.  Elizabeth informed us her youngest student is 3 and oldest is in their late 90’s!

Right at the door is a sign that states: “Fiber, not cyber” (I love that!).

Our project for the meeting was to create a simple shower poof using hyperbolic crochet (finishing mine today):


I was so happy  our meeting was held at the shop as it is only 15 minutes away from me-now I have another LYS!

Now I’m seeing hyperbolic stuff everywhere!

Quick trip to Home Depot and I saw this:



They were so pretty!

Looking forward to next months meeting!

Happy Crocheting!

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