The Joint Mathematics Meetings is on from January 5-9 2009 in
What’s this got to do with Textiles?
This year there is a Special Session on Mathematics and Mathematics Education in Fibre Arts being organized by Sarah-Marie Belcastro (Co-Director, Hamshire College Summer Studies in mathematics and Visiting Assistant Professor of Mathematics at
These two women recently compiled and edited the book: Making Mathematics with Needlework: Ten Papers and Ten Projects". This book successfully connects the worlds of mathematics and the fiber arts. Each chapter covers a different mathematical paper and corresponding needlework project and includes mathematical explanations, needlework instructions, educational material, and specific projects to demonstrate the principles discussed.
They have arranged a series of talks on a variety of textile and mathematical links, along with a juried exhibition of Mathematical Fibre Arts, where you can see the maths at work.
There are now numerous websites and blogs dedicated to the fusion of Science and Fibre arts, and as the Woolly Way expands its search of interesting textile happenings from around the world, we will be posting articles and links, If you cant wait, and are excited about these developments as we are, then email us and we will give you any information we have gathered to date.
More information on the Joint Mathematics Meetings can be hound here
More info on the Session can be found here
Here is a breakdown of their schedule:
Mary Shepherd (
Mathematical Fiber Arts Exhibit (juried)
Daina Taimina (