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Submit a Manuscript to the Journal
Journal of Mathematics and the Arts

For a Special Issue on
Maths of Fiber Arts

Manuscript deadline
01 August 2022

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Special Issue Editor(s)

Sarah-Marie Belcastro, Smith College
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Carolyn Yackel, Mercer University
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Maths of Fiber Arts

Continuing in the tradition begun with the volumes Making Mathematics with Needlework, Crafting by Concepts, and Figuring Fibers, we now seek novel investigations and analyses of the mathematics within and inspired by fiber arts.  This includes mathematical modeling of particular fiber artifacts or aspects of a fiber art, using mathematics to solve a problem presented in working on a fiber arts project, describing the process of accurately crafting a mathematical object, and the incorporation of mathematics in fiber arts project design. We also welcome pieces describing the design of a fiber arts project that displays a mathematical concept, introduction of new fiber arts techniques needed to explore advanced mathematics, and proofs that specific fiber arts can (or cannot) be used to instantiate a mathematical concept.  Submissions can range from full theoretical articles to short expositions (artist’s statement).

Prospective authors should be aware of the priorities of the guest editors: We value clear exposition and helpful illustrations---both photos and diagrams. The interplay between mathematics and craft must be made explicit. We hope for each piece to include brief guides for the lay mathematician and lay crafter, but we also welcome papers aimed at expert crafters or at professional mathematicians.  Preference will be given to work that innovates mathematically, in terms of the fiber art, or in connecting mathematics to a specific fiber art. Articles should describe, and preferably link to (but not include) an example pattern.

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Peer Review Policy

To ensure the highest quality of the publication, all submissions will be peer-reviewed and selected by the Guest Editors in collaboration with Associate Editors of the Journal.

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