Developing a mathematical model for bobbin lace

  title={Developing a mathematical model for bobbin lace},
  author={Veronika Irvine and F. Ruskey},
  journal={Journal of Mathematics and the Arts},
  pages={110 - 95}
Bobbin lace is a fibre art form in which intricate and delicate patterns are created by braiding together many threads. We present an overview of the making of bobbin lace, illustrated with a simple, traditional bookmark design. We briefly summarize research on the topology of textiles and braid theory, which form a base for the current work. We then define a new mathematical model that supports the enumeration and generation of bobbin lace patterns using an intelligent combinatorial search… Expand
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