Botanica Mathematica

a textile taxonomy of mathematical plant forms

Binary Bonsai Workshop on 15 March

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Botanica Mathematica at Coburg House Art Studios, August 2013

Botanica Mathematica at Coburg House Art Studios, August 2013

We’ve got a workshop set up for anyone who can make it to Edinburgh to knit trees with us. We’d really love to meet as many of our supporters as possible.  All trees delivered to us by 31 March will go on display in the Science Festival Art Trail so this is an ideal chance to get started.

Date 15 March
Time 11am for a couple of hours
Location Summerhall Cafe, Summerhall Arts Centre, 1 Summerhall Place, Edinburgh (that’s a lot of Summerhall!) Here’s a map Summerhall is also the venue for the exhibition and hopefully by then we’ll know exactly where our work will be sited.

Julia and I will both be there with our big bag of wool (kindly donated by McAree Bros and by an anonymous knitter) to hand out. Bring your favourite dpns or crochet hook. We’ll give you the yarn and talk you through the process of making a binary bonsai that you can add to to the specimen collection for the exhibition in April. I’ll also have some felt and embroidery floss to get people making a stitched version. I haven’t had time to write up yet but it’s on its way. We’ll have tree stuffing stuff too!

Please spread the word. Tell members of your local knitting group. Bring/send along anyone who’s interested in contributing – basic knitting in the round or crochet skills required.

If you’ve made a tree or hyperbolic flowers or fungus this would be a good time and place to hand them in too.

Hope to see you there!

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Author: Madeleine

Artist/maker/scientist/mathematician/communicator/administrator/etc - suffers from many ailments including "popcorn kittens"! see http://kriswrites.com/2011/07/13/the-business-rusch-popcorn-kittens/

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