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Juried Exhibit accompanying the 2023 AMS Special Session on Mathematics and Mathematics Education in Fiber Arts

Click on an image to see it at full size. Links are given below to full descriptions of the pieces.

Facing the entrance to the session room, here's the right half of the exhibit. We'll look at the individual pieces from right to left.

Eve Torrence and Ellie Baker instantiated nine-color maps on the 3-holed torus, and showed a handy guide to the three maps. Full description.

Jeannine Mosely had designed origami tessellations to match classical smocking patterns, and newly designed a smocking pattern to match one of her original origami tessellations. Full description.

Carolyn Yackel investigated shibori dyeing of fabric corresponding to various orbifolds (and wrote a paper about it). Full description.

sarah-marie belcastro's knitted tori and blanket squares with curvature. (The blanket squares were test/sample demonstration pieces discussed in her talk.)

A closeup of sarah-marie's blanket squares (after some handling).

sarah-marie belcastro's partial stack of partial tori. Full description.

Elizabeth Wilmer shared samples of knitting with fold lines, as discussed in her talk.

Carolyn Yackel created temari corresponding to Catalan solids; exhibited here are three that correspond to aspects of the pentakis dodecahedron (shown nearby in paper, cut/glued by sarah-marie belcastro for the occasion). Full description.

Crossing the entrance to the room and looking a bit to the left, we see Jean Horn's cross-stitch pieces.

Jean MacGregor Horn cross-stitched copies of Pascal's Triangle mod 2, 3, 4, and 6. Full description.

Jean MacGregor Horn cross-stitched proofs of identities of sums of odd and even numbers. Full description.

Here we have the left half of the exhibit.

First up is Amanda Taylor Lipnicki's work. Here we have a negatively curved wire crocheted bracelet. Full description.

Beneath the bracelet are (literally) lit crocheted quadric surfaces! Full description.

Next we have Elyse Yeager's crocheted knotwork. She wrote algorithms that produce the needed pieces of the crochet patterns---read her paper for more. Full description with bonus pix.

Oops, it looks like in the rush to set up the exhibit we accidentally showed the reverse of one of the knots, and later someone kindly flipped it over. Here's the intended-to-be-viewed side.

Katherine Seaton made an incredible hitomezahi named Jubilee. The photo does not capture the metallicness of some of the thread. Full description.

Shiying Dong's crocheted Seifert surfaces. Closeups follow...

Shiying Dong crocheted Seifert surfaces corresponding to the three symmetry groups of the platonic solids. Full description.

Shiying Dong also crocheted Seifert surfaces corresponding to torus knots, and modified the foundation chains to create various high-genus surfaces. Full description.

Li-Mei Lim knitted a trefoil knot that can be assembled into a Moebius band with three half-twists. Full description.

Another view of Li-Mei's Deconstructed Moebius II.

Susan Goldstine used a recurrence and knitted brioche to create Virahanka's Thoughts Overflow. Full description.

Heather Ames Lewis crocheted nets of the cube into granny-square rectangles.

Wait, they are augmented with magnets, and so actually fold up into cubes! Full description.

The left-hand corner of the table.

Larry Riddle stitched convex hulls of Sierpinski gasket relatives. Full description.

There were two large pieces hung on a special stand along the wall.

Irena Swanson quilted an optical illusion, best viewed at eye height. There are no curves! Full description.

Jiangmei Wu hand-stitched an elaborate origami tessellation in muslin. Full description.

While people came to see the exhibits throughout the day between (and during) talks, there was nearly an hour set aside for exhibit viewing. Jean Horn is on the left near the camera, and Rebecca R.G. is talking with Kim Roth in the corner. Other viewers include high-school and undergraduate students.

Ellie Baker demonstrates one of her pieces to an viewer on the other side of the piece.

Finally, we have Mónica Manceñido's work, which got hung up at an international shipping distribution center for more than two weeks and did not arrive in time from Argentina. Full description.

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