Designer and Artist: Katherine Seaton
Material and Method: Hitomezashi (sashiko) and blackwork in cotton
Year of Creation: 2022
Hitomezashi is a traditional Japanese style of stitchwork characterized by evenly spaced lines of running stitch. The first stitch in any line can be made either on the top or on the bottom side of the fabric. Jubilee was created by recursively generating a seventy-digit binary string to specify the state of the first stitch in the lines of horizontal and vertical stitches. The interaction of the lines creates closed loops which are Fibonacci snowflakes of various orders. The largest such loop present, the order six Fibonacci snowflake, has been outlined in blackwork over the hitomezashi.