Tiling Notation as Design Tool for Textile Knotting

Nithikul Nimkulrat, Janette Matthews and Tuomas Nurmi
Proceedings of Bridges 2017: Mathematics, Art, Music, Architecture, Education, Culture
Pages 491–494 Short Papers


A textile practitioner and two mathematicians with an interest in textile knotting carried out collaborative work to analyze textile knot practice and create novel knot pattern designs using mathematical tiling methods, in particular the Wang tiles. This paper shows how tiling notation was used to design knot diagrams and visualize novel patterns and structures.