Crafting by Concepts: Fiber Arts and Mathematics
Editors: Sarah-Marie Belcastro & Carolyn Yackel
From the editors of the popular Making Mathematics with Needlework, this book presents projects that highlight the relationship between types of needlework and mathematics. Chapters start with accessible overviews presenting the interplay between mathematical concepts and craft expressions. Following sections explain the mathematics in more detail, and provide suggestions for classroom activities. Each chapter ends with specific crafting instructions. Types of needlework included are knitting, crochet, needlepoint, cross-stitch, quilting, temari balls, beading, tatting, and string art. Instructions are written as ordinary patterns, so the formatting and language will be familiar to crafters.
Sarah-Marie belcastro and Carolyn Yackel earned their Ph.D.s in mathematics from the University of Michigan. Carolyn Yackel is an Associate Professor in the mathematics department at Mercer University in Macon, Georgia, specializing in connections between mathematics and art. Sarah-Marie Belcastro is a Research Associate at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts.
- Hardcover: 264 pages
- Publisher: A K Peters/CRC Press; 1 edition (March 24, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1568814356
- ISBN-13: 978-1568814353
- Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 0.8 x 9.5 inches