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« on: March 08, 2010 06:35:04 PM »

I'm pretty sure this is the first thing I've posted on this board...   For midterms I had to make a project for my "math in art and nature" class using one of the concepts we've talked about in class.  I used the Fibonacci sequence (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fibonacci_number) to determine the size of the squares.  I outlined them in black with a stem stitch and filled them in with just a running stitch (or is it called something else?)
The picture isn't that great but I have no sunlight.  And doubt there will be any for a while...
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« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2010 07:31:16 PM »

Love it! As a terminal math dunce, I like that there's at least one pretty application for the stuff Wink
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« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2010 08:54:26 AM »

Very cool.
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« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2010 09:17:34 AM »

Nice job!

If I'm remembering correctly, there is a Norse technique that is similar to this in which the stitching was a single stitch but the design itself was created by changing the thread color. Gah! I'll have to think on this and come back with the name of the technique. Anyone else know?
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« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2010 01:07:13 PM »

That is as cool as it is pretty.  Well done!
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« Reply #5 on: March 09, 2010 01:39:31 PM »

thanks guys!  I present it tomorrow so hopefully it all goes well.
Nice job!

If I'm remembering correctly, there is a Norse technique that is similar to this in which the stitching was a single stitch but the design itself was created by changing the thread color. Gah! I'll have to think on this and come back with the name of the technique. Anyone else know?
oooh!  I'd love to know what this is called..  I'm intrigued
Love it! As a terminal math dunce, I like that there's at least one pretty application for the stuff Wink
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I usually am as well.  I'm not sure how I passed the test to get into a higher level math class (well, higher level for art students), but I'm not complaining.
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« Reply #6 on: March 09, 2010 07:00:08 PM »

From what I've been able to dig up today, it was called underside couching. Imagine a blue thread being laid across the top of your black fabric. A thread would come up from underneath on one side of the blue thread and then directly over to the other side of the blue tacking it down. This is couching. You can use the spacing between the couch stitches to create motifs, which is what I remembered.

Ok, I got my needlework geek fix on for the day. LOL
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« Reply #7 on: March 15, 2010 05:38:37 PM »

As a H.S. Math teacher and fellow Craftster, THAT ROCKS! I would LOVE  to be able to take that class!  What Uni offers that class?!
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« Reply #8 on: March 15, 2010 06:51:13 PM »

As a H.S. Math teacher and fellow Craftster, THAT ROCKS! I would LOVE  to be able to take that class!  What Uni offers that class?!

columbia college chicago.  it's an art and media school...
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Nice idea! I like it
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