Posted on Friday, April 18 2008 at 4pm
The Institute for Figuring is creating a crochet coral reef. It's easy to make despite the serious maths which inspired it and a very pretty homage to the world's disappearing underwater landscape.
If you're new to crochet or fancy kick-starting your coral creation in the company of like-minded yarnies, join Prick Your Finger and the Cast Off Knitting Club on Saturday 26th April from 2-5pm at
The Florist Pub, Globe Rd, E2 (just opposite the Prick Your Finger shop) for a free workshop session.
Rachael Matthews, who writes our regular Cast Off column, says, "If you are new to crochet, come and learn! The marvelous thing about this project is that it's experimental, so don't worry about making mistakes – it can all look like something that grows under the sea!"
And with all the weird and wonderful sealife out there, even the strangest bits of crochet will find a happy home before the whole reef goes in display at the Royal Festival Hall in May.
"We will provide some yarn, hooks, and lots of plastic bags and video tape to chop up and mix with the wool," says Rachael, "but please bring any materials you have going spare. There will be lots of workshops on the Southbank over the summer. Our Saturday workshop is just the beginning, so come along and get hooked!"