“When are we ever going to USE this?”June 14, 2006 at 8:16 pm | Posted in Sewing/Crafts | 3 Comments
You know we asked ourselves that question many a time in school, but never more than in math class, right? Well, my crafty friends, I had a run-in with my old friend Geometry today, when I happened upon these fabric balls on Heather's blog.
Just this week, by coincidence, I'd seen an (I think) identical pattern in a vintage book that I stupidly didn't buy at the used bookstore. Maybe it's still there. I should find out the name if I can. Or buy it – even better. Anyway, I'd made a note in to try to figure out the pattern pieces if I could, and I did:
The circumference of the ball is equal to diameter of the ball times pi, so each of the 6 "sections" would be 1/6 of the circumference wide (finished). The finished length of each section would be equal to 1/2 of the circumference!
Do I sound like the Scarecrow from The Wizard of Oz, after he got his brain? Never fear! I've just heard straight from the Heather's mouth (well e-mail, anyway) that she plans to post the pattern and directions on her site in the very near future. Huzzah! I'm not even bothered that I went through the motions of figuring the math out for my own ball because I'm not just a craft geek, I'm a geek geek, too!