Tuesday, February 26, 2008

the hyperbolic future.

for those who'd like to know, know this:

i will be teaching another workshop in hyperbolic crochet at the knit cafe in april, complete with on-hand resources and mind-bending conversation about advanced geometry.

it will be sunday, april 13, 2008 from noon o'clock until three o'clock in the afternoon. if you'd like to book yourself in, you should do so through the knit cafe. word is, space is filling up.

here's a write-up for the workshop for those fond of "information":

In this one-day class, students will cover basic skills involved with crochet-in-the-round to create a pseudosphere (or the hyperbolic equivalent of a cone). We will cover basic crochet topics such as yarn selection, gauge and hook matching and even stitching techniques as well as delving into the possible variations of hyperbolic models. Mathematical materials, books and articles will also be on hand for reference (although, make no mistake, your instructor is much more knowledgeable in crochet than higher mathematics) and discussion of hyperbolic possibilities is encouraged. From this course, students will leave with the skills to make as many hyperbolic cones as they should ever want with infinite mathematical variations. The course also teaches the basic skills for crochet-in-the-round, which can also be used to make simple hats, potholders, tea cozies, slippers and other round things.

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