Tuesday, April 15, 2008
Are you more on-the-ball than I? If so, then you already know that The Ecology Action Centre has teamed up with The Loop Craft Cafe to create a 3d display for World Ocean Day. This knit and crochet model of Nova Scotia's Ocean Floor will follow many of the principles outlined at the Coral Reef Project at the Institute for Figuring (the people who brought you the crocheted universe).
I am really getting into this.
If you can drop by The Loop Thursday night I will be interrupting regular knitting time to talk about hyperbolic crochet and to give a brief amigurumi tutorial.
The spacial concepts are a bit difficult at first, but applying them to fishies does help, and the actual crochet techniques are very basic. Most of the ideas can also be applied to knitting.
Check out The Loop's blog and the EAC's blog 'Stitchin Fish' for a list of 'must have' creatures. Submissions may be dropped off via either group. There is also quite a group of like minded folk on Facebook (so I'm told) and Ravelry is also abuzz.
ps now is the time to use up your eyelash yarn and phentex.