Monday, April 28, 2008

Samples for inspiration

Would you like to see some of the pieces that went into the current New York Coral Reef Exhibit? Click here

Monday, April 14, 2008

Interested in adding to the New York Reef ?

WFC In the Loop invites you to add your crocheted coral pieces to the exhibit at the World Financial Center. The deadline is May 17 to submit your work.

If you're interested, please email us at and you'll receive information about how and when we'll be collecting pieces.

Our next scheduled meetings for In The Loop are
Brown Bag Social, May 2, 12-2p
After Work Social, May 7, 6-8p

More meeting dates can be added if there's an interest.
Let us know. We'd love to hear from you.

Fiber Arts & Science podcast

The WNYC Radio interview with Margaret Wertheim, Barbara Van Elsen and Njoya Angrum was the 2nd most frequently emailed item by visitors in the past 7 days !

Fiber Arts & Sciences: The Hyperbolic Crochet Reef (The Brian Lehrer Show: Tuesday, 08 April 2008)

Listen here to the episode:

Also, click here Brian Lehrer Show April 8, 2008 show page and email it forward to your friends.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Crochet Instructions

If you're new to crochet, there are lots of video instructions online.

Here's a link to a really nice one:
The creator is Amie Hirtes. Read about her in the Identity link on her website.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

In the News

Everybody's talking about The Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef

Time Out New York
Coral fixation
Reef madness strikes the World Financial Center
by Adam Rathe
Click here for the Article

WNYC Radio, The Brian Lehrer Show
Fiber Arts & Sciences: The Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef
Interview Margaret Wertheim, who along with her sister Christine curated the exhibit, Barbara Van Elsen, founder of the New York Crochet Guild
and Njoya Angrum, founder of the Harlem Knitting Circle
Click here for link to the show page

Submissions to New York Coral Reef Extended

Next Meeting: Thursday, April 10 from 6-8pm.
We'll meet near The Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef exhibit, in the Winter Garden near the grand staircase.

The exhibit includes the New York Coral Reef, a collection of beautiful pieces made by the
New York Crochet Guild, Harlem Knitting Circle and many more craftspeople. Because there's so much interest in continuing to make more coral pieces, In The Loop is coordinating the extension of the New York Coral Reef. This will be added to the display in May when the Toxic Reef leaves for it's next show in London.

In The Loop meeting

View of the Winter Garden

Getting to the World Financial Center Winter Garden is easy and worth the trip
Click here for Map and Directions

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Coral Reef Installation In Progress

The Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef is being installed this week in the Winter Garden, and it's looking fantastic already.

Stop by Friday's In The Loop Brown Bag Social 12-2pm and you'll get a sneak preview before it officially opens on Monday.

Get your creative minds and hands going on this important project - we'll be adding coral pieces to the exhibit in May when the Toxic Reef leaves for it's next exhibition in London.