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Fabric and Fiber Inventions by Kathy Ceceri

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4 Needle Arts

These easy projects will help you get started with knitting and crochet, but be careful—they can be habit-forming!

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Just like other kinds of fabric and fiber art, knitting and crochet rely heavily on math and engineering. And they’re about more than just counting and measuring—needle arts can be used to demonstrate all kinds of interesting math concepts. For instance, sewing a tent involves taking a flat, two-dimensional piece of material and turning it into a three-dimensional structure with height and width and depth. With knitting and crochet, it’s almost like taking a one-dimensional line—a strand of yarn—and making it into ...

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