Tiling Notation as Design Tool for Textile Knotting

Authors: Nithikul Nimkulrat, Janette Matthews, Tuomas Nurmi

peer-reviewed conference paper, 2017

A textile practitioner and two mathematicians with an interest in textile knotting carried out collaborative work to analyze textile knot practice and create novel knot pattern designs using mathematical tiling methods, in particular the Wang tiles. This paper shows how tiling notation was used to design knot diagrams and visualize novel patterns and structures.

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Suggested Citation: Nimkulrat, N., Matthews, J. & Nurmi, T. (2017). Tiling Notation as Design Tool for Textile Knotting. In D. Swart, C. Séquin & K. Fenyvesi (eds.) Proceedings of Bridges 2017: Mathematics, Music, Art, Architecture, Culture (pp. 491-494). Phoenix, Az: Tessellations.