NIMKULRAT, N. and MATTHEWS, J., 2016. Novel textile knot designs through mathematical knot diagrams. Presented at Bridges 2016: Mathematics, Music, Art, Architecture, Education, Culture, Jyvaskyla, Finland, August 9-13th, pp. 477-480.
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.