Ada Deitz Polynomials for Handwoven Textiles

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Ada Dietz introduced a method of weave design using multivariate polynomials raised to different powers. The resulting sequences can generate patterns for textile design.

Contributed by: Enrique Zeleny (July 2013)
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As an example, rewrite as the sequence , and then as . Then generate a square array with copies of this sequence, adding to the array its own transpose, plotting repetitions and taking the values modulo .


[1] A. K. Dietz, Algebraic Expressions in Handwoven Textiles, Louisville, KY: The Little Loomhouse, 1949.

[2] R. E. Griswold. "Design Inspirations from Multivariate Polynomials, Part 1." (Sep 13, 2001)

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