One could be mistaken for thinking these delicate forms were marine diatoms, but they are crochet doily patterns. The work is made by Sarah Simons, the Crochet Reef’s first formal contributor after Margaret and Christine and one of the project’s most creative taxonomical innovators. Sarah is an expert crocheter, knitter and beader who also delights in mastering new kinds of computer software. A native Los Angeleno, Sarah helps run the IFF’s sister organisation, the Centre for Land Use Interpretation.

(The animation is showing in the café)