Toronto Crocheted Coral Reef
I've teamed up with local crochet nerds and BFFs Angelune Des Lauriers, Becky Johnson and Kalpna Patel to form a Toronto chapter of the Hyperbolic Reef over at the Institute for Figuring (IFF).
Inspired by the IFF's encouragement to spread the word about the plight of the Coral Reef, this project is open to anyone who wishes to contribute crocheted coral forms, donate materials, or show the project in their public spaces.
So far, the Toronto Reef has two iterations. Several hyperbolic and coral-like forms crocheted from various yarns and wool and others made from "plarn"-- yarn made from recycled plastic bags. This section, called The Toxic Reef, aims to educate folks about the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.
The Toronto Reef was first shown in its infancy at The Knit Cafe in April of 2009 and will make a second appearance at Fly Gallery as part of City of Craft in December 2009. As it grows, we plan to show the Reef in bigger and bigger spaces.
More information can be found here.
This video is neat.
To contribute to the project, send me an email.