Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Hooks, Stitches, and Moebius

The show is over, but I had a chance to take some pictures, so here is my "recreation of this show, which draw a lot of attention and brought to the gallery in Williams Art Center, Lafayette College, Easton, PA many people, even those who are not usual guests in art galleries.

Vine at the entrance of the gallery made by Susan Huxley with participation from the public. It is based on endagered Pensylvania plant Lonicera hirsute commonly called Eaton hairy honeysuckle.

Susan Huxley started this piece from VHS tape as Lorenz manifold but one small mistake led to the others and Susan calls this "Cascading Failures:Lorenz Project". When it is displayed and lit up - does not look like a failure from artistic point of view :-)

This is another attempt to recreate Lorenz Manifold originally designed and crocheted by Hinke Osinga and Berndt Krauskopf - the author of thispiece is Tracy Jen.
sarah-marie belcastro's knitted hyperbolic pants and torus - the pattern how to make these pieces is in Making Mathematrics with Needlework

Hexaflexa cube by Patt Ashforth and Steve Plummer

The Soma Cube was invented in 1936 by Piet Hein. There are 240 solutions...
Crocheted fractal formula by Bernice-Marie Yates
Square Deal Reformation - designed and knit by Steve Plummer.
This design represents the smallest number (21) differently sized squares in which the big square can be split into. The only other alternative to this arrangem,ent would be mirror image of it.

The design of Sierpinski triangle was done by Jake Wildstrom. This piece is featured here with the crocheter Elinor Levy who added to the designand made this wonderful piece for the show.

This is just one of many Moebius bands in the exhibit knitted and crochetted by Bonnie Peters, Jacob Wildstrom, Elinor Levy, sarah-marie belcastro, Johanna Franklin, Jayne, Michiko Okaya, Patricia Talijan, Robin Phelps, Susan Monroy
Serotonin - Crochet makes me happy

Carpal - designed and knitted by Anna Mattison

Seascape - assemblage by Maria, crocheted by Gale Bellew, Michel Swengel- Regala, Eleonor Levy, Michiko Okaya, and Susan Huxley

Zebra fish embrio - knit by Julie Ehrlich
Kathleen Greco's Jelly Yarn's creations

Catch his eye - designed and crocheted by Hillary Miller, aditional pieces stitched by Bonnie Peters and Robin Phelps
Bacteriophage virus by Susan Burkhart
Natural Science Egg Study - knitted by Lisa Resser
Visitors were in awe about the Illusion Knitting

Sorry if I missed somebody ...


  1. wonderful show, amazing pieces

  2. Wonderful retrospect of images from the Sticks, Hooks and the Mobius exhibition. Your lecture was enlightening!

  3. The Lafayette wrote about exhibit: