Geometry and Computation of Houndstooth (Pied-de-poule)

Loe M. G. Feijs
Proceedings of Bridges 2012: Mathematics, Music, Art, Architecture, Culture (2012)
Pages 299–306 Regular papers


We apply a variety of geometric and computational tools to improve our understanding of the Houndstooth (Pied de poule) pattern. Although the pattern must have been known for centuries, it was made famous mostly by Christian Dior and is still frequently used in many variations. It is a non-exhaustible source of inspiration for fashion designers.