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
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.