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Maths – It’s a stitch up!

Hyperbolic patchwork shirt

Hyperbolic patchwork shirt

Just a quick post to let you know about the Mathematician’s Shirts.  It’s a textile installation by Julia Collins of University of Edinburgh and Madeleine Shepherd of Craft Reactor (among other things!) which you can visit every day until 26 February in the ASCUS Projects Space,  St James Centre Edinburgh. This is one of four projects funded by ASCUS Art Science Collaborative, all on show in the Project space.

In addition to having work on display Julia and Madeleine will be talking about the work, how they made it and why on Thursday 2 February at 6pm.  Do come along – they’ll have demonstrations and hands-on things for you to try too.

See these sites for more info:

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Members’ Showcase Exhibition

Come and see what our members have been up to in their crafty making this year.

Our home for the week will be the Coburg House Gallery in Leith (15 Coburg Street, Edinburgh EH6 6ET). We’ll be open from 18 to 27 November, weekdays 12am-6pm and weekends 10am-5pm.

On Saturday 19th we’d like to invite you to meet some of the makers and have a chat with them over an afternoon glass of wine anytime from 3 to 5pm.

Among others the exhibition will feature work by Karolina Binczyk, Made by Jo, Carmenland, pegeggleg and Madeleine Shepherd.

Craft Reactor Showcase Exhibiton 2011

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Upcoming Crafty Meet-ups

We have finally emerged out from under the duvet, shaken off them January blues and made some plans!

Our meet-ups for the next few months have been booked for the last Tuesday of every month at the lovely Tea Tree Tea on Bread Street and we expect to see all of you there. And if you’re anything like me (slighlty challenged with a calendar that is) those Tuesdays are:

February 22nd
March 29th
April 26th
May 31st

Other events are also brewing but we let you know about them when we’ve replished our energies with a bit more cake…

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Exhibition Teaser

Details coming soon…

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Attack of the Knitted Tentacles!

If you’re near the Grassmarket this month, make sure you visit Attack of the Knitted Tentacles, a free Edinburgh Festival Fringe exhibition being held at Transreal Fiction by two Craft Reactor members, Carmen Moran and Madeleine Shepherd.

The official blurb:

Lovecraftian interventions between the bookshelves at Transreal. Knitted tentacles threaten reality from the realm beyond. The Hep Herd graze placidly in the windows; nameless creeping terrors stalk them with ghoulish intent. Can the monsters from Carmenland save them from these eldritch horrors? Marvel at the brave lace-winged dragon’s mastery of the upper reaches. Gasp at the enormity of the alien emanations, shaped by weird geometries from outside space and time. Carmen Moran and Madeleine Shepherd have joined forces to create site-specific textile tableaux, photography and other installations inspired by Lovecraft and their love of craft.

I’m not sure I even know what some of those words mean, but from the sneak peeks we’ve had, I can tell you that some of these monsters and aliens are pretty impressive looking. Carmen assures me that even the scary-looking beasts are just trying to protect us… but will they be able to defeat the tentacles and save us all? Find out for yourself, throughout August, at:

Transreal Fiction,
7 Cowgatehead,

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