Welcome! Our book is published by AK Peters (which became part of CRC
Press). CRC has their
own page for the book, and it's listed on amazon.com,
(Mpls). (Not in the US? It's available at bookdepository
Japan, Amazon Germany, Amazon France,
Krisostomus (Estonia), QBD (Australia), Booktopia (Australia), Saxo (Denmark), Mighty Ape (New Zealand), Fishpond (New Zealand), Waterstone's (UK), Blackwell's (UK), buscalibros (Chile),
Martinas Bastel- & Hobbykiste (Germany).)
Here is the WorldCat/OCLC entry.
(P.S. We have a second book, too.)
So, what is in the book? Every chapter (except for the
introduction) has four sections. First, there's an overview intended for both
crafters and mathematicians, so it should be understandable to mathematicians
who don't know anything about crafting and also for crafters who don't know
anything about mathematics. Then, there's a section of detailed mathematics
that is intended for mathematicians. All of the authors have made an effort to
include basic information so that mathematical enthusiasts who are not
professional mathematicians can follow the bulk of the material. The third
section of each chapter contains teaching ideas, and these range from
elementary-school level to graduate level. Finally, every chapter has a
project, with instructions written for and tested by crafters.
There is an index with both mathematics and craft terms, and the usual acknowledgements, credits, table of contents, and such.
Symmetry Patterns in Cross Stitch by Mary D.
geometry, group theory / project: cross-stitched pillow
Fortunatus's Purse by Susan Goldstine
topology, graph theory / project: sewn Fortunatus's purse
(K)Not Cables, Braids by sarah-marie belcastro, Amy F. Szczepanski (here too), and Carolyn Yackel
group theory, topology / project: knitted cabled pillow (ravelry pattern page)
The graph theory of blackwork embroidery by Joshua Holden
graph theory / project: blackwork embroidery motif
Stop Those Pants! by sarah-marie belcastro and Carolyn Yackel
geometry / project: knitted baby pants (customizable version of the pattern freely available at the Wolfram Demonstrations Project) (ravelry pattern page)