A talk from Coral Reef Project organiser Margaret Wertheim

Make a cuppa and take a small break and view this TED talk by Margaret Wertheim as it is interesting and if you have not encountered the Coral Reef Project before it is quite amazing. The Beautiful Math of Coral is about the Crochet Coral Reef Project which is created using a crochet technique devised by a mathematician using hyperbolic geometry.

If you are an email subscriber click on the title which will take you to the blog where you can watch it.

If you have not heard of the Coral Reef Project visit their website


Free ebook that of vintage patterns

magazine coverOver on Redheart.com there is a new free ebook available.

We’ve Got You Covered: 25 Crochet and Knit Throws contains 25 vintage patterns for afghans and throws.

I am not sure about your part of the world but I know here people are once again making and enjoying snuggling up under these. They are a great way to use up scrap wool too so if you are currently de-stashing or economising you will find this free ebook useful.

Patterns are a three differnt skill levels so there is somethng for everyone.

Sites worth bookmarking: Annies Attic

screenshot of website

Annies Attic is a site for people interested in crochet, knitting, paper crafts, cross stitch and crafts for children. If you are unaware of the  site do swing by and explore the site.

At first glance it looks to be a standard commercial site but exploring a little deeper leads to useful resources particularly if you are beginner.

Their stitch guide houses information on crochet, cross stitch, knitting, plastic canvas and quilting. The ‘cross stitch’ section houses directions for basic embroidery stitches, including some with video.

Both the crochet and knitting areas likewise hold a stitch guide and some of these stitches are illustrated with video. The Quilting area houses basic information on tools, fabrics and quilt construction and the plastic canvas area houses a stitch guide to some canvas stitches

If you subscribe to the newsletter there is a free pattern of the day.


The Hyberbolic Crochet reef downunder

screenshot of website

The Australian arm of a global project by the institute of figuring has completed another part of the “Hyberbolic Crochet” reef.

The exhibit opened at the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney last week.

You can see images on the Sydney Hyberbolic Crochet Coral Reef blog. Not only is there some great eye candy, but you can read about how the exhibit was developed and explore the ideas behind the project.

If you can’t get to Sydney do check out the blog online.