Novel Textile Knot Designs through Mathematical Knot Diagrams

Authors: Nithikul Nimkulrat, Janette Matthews

peer-reviewed conference paper, 2016

A mathematician and a textile practitioner both with an interest in textile knotting and a focus on research in textile design have collaborated to analyze textile practice and realize novel knot designs through mathematical characterization. The design process has made use of century-old drawing techniques used to represent knots and braids. This paper demonstrates how the manipulation of these diagrams was utilized as a design tool to generate and visualize novel patterns.

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Suggested Citation: Nimkulrat, N. & Matthews, J. (2016). Novel Textile Knot Designs Through Mathematical Knot Diagrams. In E. Torrence, B. Torrence, C. H. Séquin, D. McKenna, K. Fenyvesi and R. Sarhangi (eds.) Proceedings of Bridges 2016: Mathematics, Music, Art, Architecture, Education, Culture (pp. 477-480). Phoenix, Az: Tessellations.