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

Enjoy!


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.

Free pattern for an accent cushion band

Over on the Coats and Clark website you will discover this free pattern. These crochet disks form a band that can be slipped on a cushion or pillow as a decorators accent.

When I first saw it I thought they were buttons. There is no reason why the idea could not be adapted to button craft. It would be easy enough to stitch button to a sheer band.