CRAFTY MATHEMATICS: Workshop on Mathematics and Knitting, Crochet and Paper Folding


Saturday, 20 May 2017 -
10:00am to 1:00pm


Red Centre (centre wing), RC-3082. UNSW (map ref H:13)

Together with Julia Collins (from AMSI) the School of Mathematics and Statistics UNSW SYDNEY is holding a free workshop on craft and mathematics. Everyone is welcome, but places are limited so registration is required.

Experience mathematics coming alive in your hands through the power of craft! Crochet a piece of coral or knit a chanterelle mushroom to reveal the intricacies of hyperbolic geometry. Fold paper to create origami exploring the different Platonic solids - hightly symmetric 3D shapes revered by the ancient Greeks.

Places are limited so registration is essential.


Needles, hooks, yarn and paper will be provided and helpers will be on hand to explain the maths and teach the basics.

The workshop will be held on Saturday 20th May, from 10am-1pm in the School of Mathematics and Statistics UNSW SYDNEY in room RC-3082 on level 3 of the Centre Wing of the Red Centre building (map ref: H13).

For any enquiries, please email: