Designers: Amanda Taylor Lipnicki and Megan Martinez
Artist: Amanda Taylor Lipnicki
Material and Method: Crocheted 28 gauge copper wire
Year of Creation: 2022
Saddle bracelet was created by crocheting with copper wire to form a hyperbolic paraboloid. The pattern makes use of symmetries of the surface to create instructions which have attractive and enlightening repetitions. Namely, we focused on one quarter of the surface at a time, crocheting the part of the surface between two adjacent segments of the \(\times\)-shaped linear level curves. We then repeated 3 times. We used central parabolic curves to determine row numbers. We used arclength and the scale of the piece we wished to create to determine the number of stitches in each row. Short rows between the \(\times\)-shaped linear level curves are the basis for \(1/4\) of the surface that results in excess fabric, pushing the surface into its characteristic saddle shape. The mathematics and pattern behind this piece are joint work with Megan Martinez at Ithaca College.