Creative Design: Professional


  • Evelyn Rossol (Kent State University)
  • Kim HongYoun Hahn (Kent State University)


This design project integrates technology, handcraft weaving techniques, and sustainable design practice creating a sophisticated outfit. This is the second time one of the designers has used triaxial weaving, where three different strips are intertwined to create the illusion of a three-dimensional cube pattern after the weaving has completed. This time, the designers have created a surface pattern more complex than the basic cube using triaxial weaving by studying ‘mad weave’. This project was created to inspire others to think about using hand craft techniques that has been practiced by various cultural groups for many years. As the most significant trends of contemporary fashion trends are in technology and sustainability, this design project was developed to demonstrate creative and innovative ways to change how we view the current existing fashion paradigm from where consumers demand for fast, low priced, trend fashion products to a more humanistic, sustainable, and craft culture.

Keywords: triaxial weaving, ethonomathmatics, Sustainable

How to Cite:

Rossol, E. & Hahn, K. H., (2019) “Mathmadness”, International Textile and Apparel Association Annual Conference Proceedings 76(1). doi:

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Published on
15 Dec 2019