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Binary Bonsai

Binary Bonsai
Originally uploaded by MadeleineS.
Followers of the Hep Herd, should note that instructions for making Binary Bonsai are now on Botanica Mathematica blog and Ravelry group.

Have a shot at making one or two and let us know how you get on.

The start of something big!

L-system embroidery
Originally uploaded by MadeleineS.
Botanica Mathematica is my new collaboration with Julia Collins. We are using mathematical principles and textile techniques to generate a range of plant-like forms. The embroidery above uses L-system instructions to place the branches and you can see that after 3 iterations it's looking pretty naturalistic.

The project will use knitting, crochet, patchwork and embroidery to generate works, large and small. Our ultimate aim is to publish a few patterns so anyone who wants to can contribute a Fibonacci Flower or a Binary Bonsai to the textile herbarium. The patterns will appear on botanicamathematica.wordpress.com nextweek sometime. We also have a group on Ravelry where the patterns will be posted too. more details will follow here as soon as possible.