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Crafting by Concepts: Fiber Arts and Mathematics

Sarah-Marie Belcastro Carolyn Yackel



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A K Peters
24 March 2011
Applied mathematics; Needlework & fabric crafts
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.
Edited by:   Sarah-Marie Belcastro, Carolyn Yackel
Imprint:   A K Peters
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 229mm,  Width: 203mm,  Spine: 18mm
Weight:   771g
ISBN:   9781568814353
ISBN 10:   1568814356
Pages:   264
Publication Date:   24 March 2011
Audience:   College/higher education ,  College/higher education ,  Primary ,  Primary
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

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.

Reviews for Crafting by Concepts: Fiber Arts and Mathematics

I stumbled over this book and simply had to buy it ! The authors' interest is in linking mathematics and craft ! --Cally Booker, chairman of the Journal for Weavers, Spinners and Dyers, on her blog, August 2011 The editors have collected nine projects from various authors and have presented them attractively in this beautiful book. ! The book is wide-ranging, covering many mathematical topics and many craft ideas. ! This book would be a great present for a mathematician interested in craft or a craft enthusiast open to thinking about mathematics. --Vicky Neale, Plus magazine, August 2011

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