aquaeri: a piece of hyperbolic crochet (hyperbolic crochet)
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Welcome to [community profile] intertwined!

I've been combining mathematics and yarn and fibre crafts for as long as I've been doing either, pretty much. They seem like a very natural match to me, and I always find it a bit strange when people treat them as incompatible. I guess mathematics is seen in our culture as very male, and most people think of physics and engineering as the major "users" of mathematics, and these two university disciplines have the highest ratio of male to female students. Conversely, knitting, crochet, lace-making, sewing, quiltmaking and so forth are "feminine" and often treated as trivial and insignificant crafts that couldn't possibly be intellectually challenging. I'd like to find some kindred spirits, and share the joy of mathematical fibre crafts.

Feel free to tell a bit about yourself in comments.

Date: 2009-04-29 05:29 pm (UTC)
firecat: red panda looking happy (Default)
From: [personal profile] firecat
This is an awesome idea for a community, thanks! I don't think of myself as a math person but I'm fascinated by making mathematical models out of yarn. I have a big list of relevant bookmarks; let me know if you want me to post them.

Date: 2010-02-14 12:29 pm (UTC)
gwyn_bywyd: Photo of a yellow orchid. (Default)
From: [personal profile] gwyn_bywyd
Yay for this community! Thank you!
I'm a lace-maker and the fit seems perfectly natural to me as well, especially since my lace-teacher for most of my childhood was one of the Maths teachers at my school.
After reading the blog, I'm wishing I was able to knit. As a child I was essentially asked to stop knitting squares to be made into blankets for the poor, since no-one was poor enough to need the misshapen objects I was producing!


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