Math and Computers

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Computers and Looms
What do they have in common?
Babbage
Old Computers
A photo gallery of old looms and computers found at the British Museum in London.
Algebraic Expressions as Design Elements
Lana Schneider discusses the use of algebra as a design element in textiles.

Artlandia
Artlandia software creates graphic designs and patterns from your recipe.

CAD/CAM's Effect on the Jacquard Weaving Industry
A paper by Karl Nooman that discusses the effects of the computerized jacquard loom on the textile industry.

Woven Rope Friezes
Mathematical shapes and symmetry are displayed in woven rope patterns.

Complex Weavers Study Group
Weavers turn to the fertile field of mathematics to enrich their ideas for cloth as weaving embodies many mathematical ideas and poses interesting and non-trivial problems.

Computational Fabrics
Bob Metcalfe ponders the idea of using textile technology to weave computers, or TANs - textile area networks of nanocomputers.

Plane Patterns - Mathematics & the Liberal Arts
Analysis of symmetry can be helpful in understanding archaeological art and how it relates to the development of patterns in textiles.

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Weaving Looms

Handweaving Books

Jacquard's Web: How a Hand-Loom Led to the Birth of the Information Age From the Industrial Age to the Information Age, connecting the loom to thefirst proper computer. UK: Jacquards Web
Mastering Weave Structures How to design threadings, channel the design power of the tie-up, and make the most of threading options, as well as understand fibers, setts, and color interactions. UK: Mastering Weave Structures
Favorite Scandinavian Projects to Weave: 45 Stylish Designs for the Modern Home A collection of 45 different furnishing textiles: colorful blankets, fanciful table runners, classic curtains, and embroidered hand towels. UK: Favorite Scandinavian Projects to Weave
Rug Weaving Techniques: Beyond the Basics Concise instructions and explanatory diagrams techniques for plain weave, twill and block weaves. UK: Rug Weaving Techniques
Weaving Made Easy: 17 Projects Using a Simple Loom The small, portable rigid heddle loom can be used to easily produce loose, drape-friendly fabric as well as dense, sturdy material. UK: Weaving Made Easy
The Weaver's Idea Book: Creative Cloth on a Rigid Heddle Loom Techniques include leno, Brooks bouquet, soumak, and embroidery on fabric. UK: Weavers Idea Book
Collapse Weave: Creating Three-Dimensional Cloth Collapse cloth when removed from the loom and washed, takes on an entirely different appearance as the threads draw up and create puckers. UK: Collapse Weave
The Weaver's Studio: Doubleweave How to weave a tube, and a tube within a tube. UK: Doubleweave
Hands on Rigid Heddle Weaving Wonderful projects and plain-weave variations, this user-friendly guide covers choosing, setting up, and weaving on a rigid heddle loom. UK: Hands on Rigid Heddle
The Woven Bag: 30+ Projects from Small Looms (Writers Digest Guides) Each bag is created using small looms, such as potholder looms, frame looms and knotted mesh looms. UK: The Woven Bag

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