coral reef progress report

My own personal Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef now has four pieces:

I’m pleased that I haven’t bought any new yarn for this. The caution tape is recycled, of course, and the bright orange and red acrylic yarns came from the great-aunt of a fellow science writer. They gave me the dark blue at the coral reef workshop, and the light edging on that piece came from the yarn stash of another fellow science writer. Good times!

A friend brought me a box of cassette tapes that she was about to throw out, so I may see what I can do with that next. When all this is done, I’ll drop it off at a local yarn store or take it to the museum, and it’ll all be on display starting in October! It’ll be fun to see if I can find my pieces on the community reef.

Read about the Smithsonian’s display of the Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef here.

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5 Responses to coral reef progress report

  1. lila says:

    Wow, how cool is that — crocheting with caution tape.

  2. Helen says:

    Lila, that light green border yarn was yours! Thanks. :)

  3. carrie fitzgerald says:

    Amazing! It’s crazy the things one can do with a crochet hook. And I also love the caution tape.

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