I was excited about the book Crochet Geometry: Geometric Patterns to Fit and Flatter before I’d even gotten my eyes on a copy. It was partially because I know that everything done by the guys from Shibaguyz is well-crafted, unique, inspiring and interesting. But it was mostly because I love the concept – a set of patterns that show you how different basic geometric shapes can be combined together to make flattering clothing.
Daina Taimina is known for her discovery of hyperbolic crochet, a popular craft art form among mathematicians. Today I want to share the work of University of Wisconsin, Madison PhD lecturer Gabriele Meyer who also create hyperbolic crochet art.
Crochet is a craft that has been used in very interesting ways in the world of mathematics. Several artists have taken that inspiration and used math-based crochet in their art.
Ciro Najle combines math, science and art in one with his crochet clouds.
CultureLab’s Kat Austen explained that she got the chance to “walk in the clouds” in a Paris basement sci-art gallery called Le Laboratoire where Najile’s crocheted cumulus clouds were on display
That’s Godzilla with a crocheted hexaflexagon. Awesome. I love it.
Crochet lends itself surprisingly well to a three dimensional representation of mathematical concepts. And the resulting figures lend themselves well to art since they are based on principles that are visually appealing.