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Crafting by Concepts

Fiber Arts and Mathematics, 1st Edition

Edited by sarah-marie belcastro, Carolyn Yackel

A K Peters/CRC Press

264 pages

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Description

From the editors of the popular Making Mathematics with Needlework, this book presents projects that highlight the relationship between types of needlework and mathematics. Chapters start with accessible overviews presenting the interplay between mathematical concepts and craft expressions. Following sections explain the mathematics in more detail,

Table of Contents

Introduction. Knit Knit Revolution. Generalized Helix Striping. A Knitted Cross-Cap. Fashioning Fine Fractals from Fiber. Diaper Patterns in Needlepoint. Group Actions in Cross-Stitch. Perfectly Simple: Squaring the Rectangle. Spherical Symmetries of Temari. Quilting Semiregular Tessellations.

About the Editors

sarah-marie belcastro and Carolyn Yackel earned their Ph.D.s in mathematics from the University of Michigan. Carolyn Yackel is an Associate Professor in the mathematics department at Mercer University in Macon, Georgia, specializing in connections between mathematics and art. sarah-marie belcastro is a Research Associate at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MAT000000
MATHEMATICS / General
MAT012000
MATHEMATICS / Geometry / General
MAT025000
MATHEMATICS / Recreations & Games