This class is in a one-hour lecture format. There will be time for Q&A at the end but no hands-on attention.
Join Laura Bryant, right-brained creative artist, as she explores the many ways mathematics inform and enrich knitting. Lose your preconceptions; this isn’t about calculating stitch counts! The world is elegantly described by mathematics, and knitting is not alone in having fabulous applications for math concepts. With lavish illustrations, Laura will demonstrate how Magic Numbers and hand-dyed yarn create amazing patterns; how you can use Fibonacci numbers to design seemingly random stripes; Mobius strip construction and why you might want to use it; how crochet mimics hyperbolic planes to create fantastic coral reef shapes; and tessellation for amazing interlocking designs. For a creative type who thought math wasn’t for her, Laura has come to appreciate the impact of mathematics on the artistic side of her practice, and she promises to pique your interest and maybe even make you math-curious (if not math-friendly)!