I was recently given a copy of Crafting Conundrums: Puzzles and Patterns for the Bead Crochet Artist by Ellie Baker and Susan Goldstine. This was pretty exciting for me, as although I knew nothing about bead crochet (I’d never heard of it), I’m a mathematician who enjoys exploring mathematical ideas through craft. So naturally I rushed out and bought lots of beads and thread, and a very tiny crochet hook (1.5mm, if you’re really interested). Continue reading
You will need
- a long strip of paper a few cm wide, a printed template from here, or your own template from here.
- a protractor or set square
1. Fold over the left end of the strip to make an angle of 120°.
This page contains templates to make flexagons. You can find the instructions here. You can make your own templates here.
Did you enjoy this week’s Dear Dirichlet Valentine’s Day Special? Did you also forget to buy a Valentine’s Day card for your loved one, family member of pet? If the answer to both these questions is yes, then you are in the right place!
It’s December and no longer too early to start planning for Christmas! If you’re not quite feeling Christmassy yet, this special Christmas edition of How to Make should help you get in the mood by making something delicious, mathematical or festive (or all three!).
This post contains instructions for how to make Platonic solids from tube maps or other leaflets, as I have talked about at Talkdust and other events.