My dog is really into hyperbolic space. Maisie’s favorite toy these days is a little model of a pseudosphere I crocheted using the guidance found in A Field Guide to Hyperbolic Space by Margaret Wertheim (and with a little extra guidance from tips found at Lion Brand). Creating crocheted mathematical models of non-Euclidean space was
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This picture’s a bit belated (my fault; I have some real problems with digital clutter right now). But without further ado, here’s the previously discussed quilt!
This summer, after learning that one of our circle of friends was going to have a baby, a few of us decided to do the sort of thing that we do: collaborate on an ambitious handmade gift by long-distance (I’m in New York, the others are in Philadelphia). The project: a patchwork quilt. Since I’ve
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This scene would take mountains of wool to recreate. (Image from NYPL Digital Gallery.)
I have lately been admiring the crocheted coral and other sea creatures designed by jpolka. But I did not know of the application of crochet to the hard science of the sea until I read about hyperbolic crochet, a means of
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