Elaine Krajenke Ellison

Elaine Krajenke Ellison
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I began sewing at a very early age. I made many items of clothing for myself. The 5 items in this collection were made and designed by myself. Each piece is unique in its own way.
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Blazer with approximate logarithmic spirals in the design
100% cotton
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Finding a piece of fabric with interesting mathematical designs (like the logarithmic spiral) was challenging. My very first mathematical quilt was based on the Golden Rectangle with the embedded Fibonacci spiral.
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Jumper with Sierpinski's Triangle on the bib
100% cotton
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Celebrating Waclaw Sierpinski's amazing fractal design was fun for me. My students thought the design was very pleasing also. One could teach a number of fractal lessons using this jumper. I know because I did!
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Koch Curve Jumper
100% cotton
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My classes also studied the Koch Curve and its properties. Of course, I wore the jumper as a springboard for the fractal lessons.
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t-shirts with Leonardo daVinci designs embroidered
100% cotton
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According to Herbert Wills III, Leonardo was fascinated with dissections. This curvilinear pattern actually is a hinged dissection. The shape can be cut and moved to make a rectangle. This shape has been used in one of my mathematical shapes as a tribute to Leonardo daVinci.