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Re: Tartan Design

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Becky Alexander (Bekalex)
Mon, 3 Mar 1997 17:41:19 -0800

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Would it be a regularly repeated radial symmetry? (g)
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(Plaids are a good lesson in
>symmetry....actually its double symmetry..top and bottom, left and
>right...is there a word for double symmetry?)
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>Ciao,
>Marilyn Juda-Orlandi
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>>From: "Sears, Ellen" <ESears.ky.us>
>>Date: Fri, 28 Feb 97 10:34:00 PST
>>Subject: Ireland/Germany - Tartan Plaid>>>
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>>My sister-in-law did some needlework where she developed a plaid by using a
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>>person's birthday. It could be done on graph paper with 3 colors (D/M/Y)
>>if you didn't have the time to make a small weaving.
>>A pattern was created with stripes for the date (thickness depended on the
>>numeral) , then the paper was rotated 90? and the pattern was repeated
>again.
>>That became that person's plaid...
>>I can get the specifics to you if you are interested.
>>Just a thought.
>>I would also check the back issues of Pieceworks magazine - it is a
>wonderful
>>resource for craft and history (and a simple project is usually included.)
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>>Beautiful magazine...
> >Ellen

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