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Urbana Free Library
Learn how to crochet coral and how you can add your creations to the Urbana-Champaign Satellite Reef.
The School of Art and Design invites you to participate in creating a crochet coral reef for the Urbana-Champaign Satellite Reef, part of the worldwide Crochet Coral Reef Project created by Margaret and Christine Wertheim. This tutorial will take place outside at Cherry Alley next to the Library’s Green St. entrance. They will go over the basics to get you started. No previous experience necessary! Yarn and crochet hooks will be provided if you need them.
The Urbana Free Library asks all unvaccinated people to wear a mask completely covering your nose and mouth when visiting Library programs.
To keep everyone safe, space is limited. Register to reserve your spot. One person per registration. If there is bad weather on June 13 participants will be notified, and the program will take place on Tuesday, June 15 at 6 pm.
All participants are encouraged to keep crocheting and making corals until the end of September, when we hope you will lend us your creations to be exhibited at The Seibel Center for Design. Find the project website for links to Margaret’s lectures and additional tutorials: https://uiucsatellitecrochetcoralreef.wordpress.com/
This project is sponsored by the School of Art + Design Visitors Committee; the George A. Miller Visiting Artist Fund and Millercomm Lecture Series, sponsored by the Center for Advanced Study; the Frances P. Rohlen Visiting Artist Fund; the School of Art & Design; the College of Fine and Applied Arts; the Krannert Art Museum; the new Siebel Center for Design; The Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology; Champaign School District Unit 4; and Stratton Academy of the Arts.