Friday, May 28, 2010

Sweet little video: How Knitting and Crocheting Make Us Better

This is a video from Lion Brand Yarn. They asked their customers how knitting and crocheting makes them better, and the answers are on this video. I wasn't involved, but I like it.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Bleached Crochet Coral Reef

This photograph is of the bleached crochet coral reef, currently on display at the Cooper Hewitt Design Museum. I'm finally getting a chance to think about combining my crochet with my job... librarian at the New York Hall of Science.

The Hall is hosting MAKERS FAIRE this September and inviting us to submit proposals for a Hall wide project. Creating a crochet coral reef would be sublime, but we don't have a enough needle women there. I'm thinking of proposing some kind of reef of recycled materials that we all can make in our own manner.

Postscript on July 21, 2010: Unfortunately, I am unable to create a Recycled Coral Reef for Makers Faire. They laid off my Assistant and I just don't have the time. I'll contribute my fungus and lichen instead. It's too friggin bad that it turned out this way, but Oh well...

See the section that follows this to learn more about the history of the Crochet Coral Reef...

Crochet Coral Reef

The following photographs were taken of the 2008 Crochet Coral Reef displayed at the World Financial Center and in some storefront windows at NYU. It has been traveling the globe as an exhibit since then.

"The Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef is a woolly celebration of the intersection of higher geometry and feminine handicraft, and a testimony to the disappearing wonders of the marine world."

Instead of saying "feminine handicraft", I would call it art.