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Ada K. Dietz

Infusing Algebra into Handwoven Textiles

Ada K. Dietz, an American weaver, gained recognition primarily for her 1949 publication titled "Algebraic Expressions in Handwoven Textiles." In this work, she introduced an innovative approach for creating weaving patterns using algebraic principles. Her technique involves utilizing the expansion of multi-variable polynomials to craft weaving designs.

Time Period

20th and 21st Centuries

Main Field

Mathematics and visual arts (00A66)

Cultural & Geographical Affiliations

United States

Identity Connections

Women in Mathematics, Mathematical Artists and Artisans

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