Fibonacci

Date: August 8, 2014
Time: 10:00 am  to  5:00 pm

Leonardo Fibonacci of Pisa was an Italian mathematician responsible for discovering a number pattern. It is called the Fibonacci sequence. The rotational and radiational spiraling components of growth are equal and in cyclical order. This proportional growth rate is called the Golden Ratio. You can see this pattern in computer algorithms, pinecones, branches of a tree, flower petals, an unfurling fern, the curling of waves, and even within your own body. Piano keys represent the golden ratio: there are 8 white keys and 5 black keys. The eight white keys define a full octave while the black keys are laid out in groups of 2’s and 3’s. The series 2:3:5:8 is the beginning of the Fibonacci sequence.

Nancy has taken the Fibonacci sequence – 0:1:1:2:3:5:8:13:21:34 into beading. The necklace pendant is a gentle sine wave passing around a core of crystals and pearls with a rope of repeating Fibonacci numbers. The bracelet is an exciting combination of Nancy’s three favorite stitches in one round: Peyote, Herringbone and Netting. The Fibonacci sequence 1, 1, 2, 3, 5 translates into peyote; peyote; herringbone; netting; netting! It makes the golden spiral of a sea shell!

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