Thursday, May 21, 2015

Coral Reef Crochet Circle at MIA: May 30th Fifth Saturday

In case you haven't heard, this summer a very exciting project is underway in the Twin Cities - a coral reef made completely from crochet! This project is part of the worldwide Crochet Coral Reef Project created by the Institute for Figuring.

The project, officially titled the Minneapolis Satellite Reef, is being hosted by the Minneapolis Institute of Arts and the Mississippi Watershed Management Organization. Throughout the summer they have hosted a variety of crochet workshops where crocheters of every skill level can come any try their hand at hyperbolic crochet, the technique used to create the coral objects like those in this picture.

We hope that everyone can join us for this special Fifth Saturday outing - May 30 from 10 AM to 1 PM at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. There is no admission to the MIA for this event but there is a modest fee for the nearby parking lots, click here for a map and more parking information (there is some free street parking as well). And despite what some pages of the MIA website say, you don't need to RSVP or to request a ticket for this event - one of our members spoke to the project coordinator and she knows we're coming and is very excited to have us participate!

As far as materials, there will be yarn and hooks available - or you can bring your own. Coral objects can be made from any weight or type of yarn. The MIA provides instructions for making the coral objects at the workshop but if you want to get started early, this link has some basic instructions.

And finally, for more information about the project, be sure to read Lisa's Roving Crochet Reporter blog entry - her report from earlier this summer.

We hope everyone can join us!