February 6th, 2008


Making Mathematics with Needlework

I don't advertise my company's books too often here, but I thought a number of people reading this might be interested in the recently released book Making Mathematics with Needlework, edited by sarah-marie belcastro and Carolyn Yackel.
Mathematical craftwork has become extremely popular, and mathematicians and crafters alike are fascinated by the relationship between their crafts. The focus of this book, written for mathematicians, needleworkers, and teachers of mathematics, is on the relationship between mathematics and the fiber arts (including knitting, crocheting, cross-stitch, and quilting). Each chapter starts with an overview of the mathematics and the needlework at a level understandable to both mathematicians and needleworkers, followed by more technical sections discussing the mathematics, how to introduce the mathematics in the classroom through needlework, and how to make the needlework project, including patterns and instructions.
The book's website has a list of the chapters/projects.