Math and Weaving

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Computers and Looms
What do they have in common?

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 software creates graphic designs and patterns from your recipe.

Woven Rope

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

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.

Author: Paivi Suomi

I've had an interest in weaving, looms, yarns and textiles since I was a small child. I learned to knit, crochet, sew, do needlepoint at my mother's knee. My grandmother was a Saami from northern Norway. I am very interested in studying more about tradtional Saami and Finnish style weaving and handicrafts. Paivi Suomi