Crocheter and knitter Irene Lundgaard was skilled in a wide variety of crochet techniques that she also taught: classical, Tunisian, freeform, and tapestry crochet as well as Continental and Fair Isle style knitting.
Irene’s Role in The Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef Project
Irene had a significant role in the Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef Project,which was initiated in homage to the Australian Greet Barrier Reef using crochet techniques based in geometry.
The Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef Project was exhibited at the Science Gallery in Dublin Ireland and the Smithsonian in Washington D.C.9
Irene’s Crochet Love: Tapestry Crochet
Irene wrote of Tapestry Crochet:
My true love in crochet is Tapestry Crochet, I love colour and playing with the graphic shapes this technique lends itself to. It ties neatly in with my Scandinavian background with Fair Isle knitting which I also do. -Irene Lundgaard1
“Since I found Tapestry Crochet and made it my own my Scandinavian crochet self has found her true spiritual home.” Irene wrote1
Irene passed away in August of 2014.
To say that Irene could brighten up any room that she walked into would be an understatement. Her loss is immeasurable, she will be forever in my heart – Irene’s husband Dónal Donohoe2
Her last Facebook post on August 8 was about her 20th anniversary living in Eire, Ireland with a photo of Irene, Dónal, and their little red car Thelma (which later became a henhouse).3
I have been allowed to be me and just that! I have never had to change or not be me, for that I am and always will be, deeply grateful.-Irene3
“Live life, love life.” -Irene Lundgaard
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