Welcome! Our book is published by AK Peters. AK Peters (now part of CRC
Press) has their
own page for the book, and it's listed on amazon.com,
overstock.com,
barnesandnoble.com,
Schoolhouse Press,
and Magers&Quinn
(Mpls). (Not in the US? It's available at bookdepository
UK, transatlanticpublishers,
Amazon
Canada, Amazon
UK, Amazon
Japan, Kinokuniya
(Japan), and in India
(FriendsOfBooks), India
(Flipkart), Denmark,
Hong
Kong, Ireland,
Germany,
and Australia.)
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.
Introduction by sarah-marie
belcastro and Carolyn
Yackel
surveys of mathematics and mathematics education research in fiber arts,
thoughts on future work, and a comprehensive bibliography
Quilted Möbius Band by Amy F. Szczepanski (here too)
topology, graph theory / project: two quilted Möbius bands
Picking Up Stitches and Diophantine Equations by Lana Holden
number theory / project: knitted hat (ravelry
pattern page)
The Sierpinski Variations: Self-Similar Crochet by D. Jacob Wildstrom
fractals / project: crocheted shawl (ravelry pattern
page)
Only two knit stitches can create a torus by sarah-marie belcastro
combinatorics, topology / project: knitted torus (ravelry pattern page)
Symmetry Patterns in Cross Stitch by Mary D.
Shepherd
geometry, group theory / project: cross-stitched pillow
Socks with Algebraic Structure by Carolyn Yackel
group theory, number theory / project: knitted socks (ravelry pattern
page)
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)