Pyramid Patterns

  Credit: Vivian Abagiu

Credit: Vivian Abagiu

This otherworldly range of turquoise peaks is a close-up of fabric embroidered using algorithmic design and patterning. Created by Luisa Gil Fandino, a lecturer in The University of Texas at Austin’s Division of Textiles and Apparel, the process begins with programming a repetitive algorithm to create a recurring geometric motif. A pattern that will best hold the encoded structural shape is then designed and tested. Creation of the final product includes hand folding, industrial steaming and chemical treatment of the fabric to preserve the pattern. Fandino’s process can be applied to woven, knit or embroidered textiles.

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