DESIGNING KNOTTED TEXTILES BASED ON MATHEMATICAL DIAGRAMS
Authors: Nithikul Nimkulrat, Janette Mathews
peer-reviewed conference paper, 2016
A textile practitioner-researcher and a textile practitioner-mathematician have collaborated to analyse textile knot practice and to explore the design possibilities of knotted textiles through mathematical diagrams. The collaboration has made use of century-old mathematical knot theory diagramming techniques to characterise knots and braids in the context of textile design today. This paper reveals the textile design process – the way in which diagrams were manipulated and utilized as a design tool to generate and visualise textile knot pattern.
Suggested Citation: Nimkulrat, N. & Matthews, J. (2016). Designing Knotted Textiles Based on Mathematical Diagrams. In Post Symposium Publication of 1st International Symposium Young Textile – Education – Current State, Directions, Prognosis for Future (pp.18-23). Łódź, Poland: Akademia Sztuk Pieknych.