Wednesday, November 29, 2006

worth learning crochet for?

Take a look at these amazing crocheted hyperbolic models from the Institute for Figuring. Me and crochet have never got on well, but if we did, I'd definitely try out one of these.

Here's an article on hyperbolic geometry and crochet from Cabinet Magazine.

7 comments:

student said...

thanks for that link - its amazing!

alice said...

whoops - above is me, logged in for work :)

HP said...

WOW
WOW
WOW
They are sooooo cool. I wanna make some!!!!

Pig wot flies said...

Spot the mathematician! I knew you'd be intrigued HP.

Anne said...

Very cool link - thank you!

(So am I right in thinking that the curly whirly scarf is in fact a hyperbolic model?)

Pig wot flies said...

Yes. Which is probably preferable to slug genitalia as Rosie calls it.

Rosie said...

Actually, I'm using the phrase "sea creatures" now, being as wot I am making one for my mama for Xmas, and I am (of course) the most couth of ladies (as opposed to the most uncouth of crocheters) (blush...)