09 March 2008

hyperbolic crochet, etc.

Have I mentioned I've been really excited about the hyperbolic plane recently? Ever since the brief study we did in Core 4, I've thought it was cool, and then I read this article in Cabinet. So a few weekends ago Dione taught me how to crochet and I've been creating models of hyperbolic planes like crazy! For example:


If you are interested in making some for yourself, there are instructions here and here.
I also recently made this mobile:


It's made of stuffed felt circles and half an embroidery hoop. Inspired by this post over at Curious Bird.

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