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"Ammann Cushion," by Maggi Harriss (Great Malvern, UK)

Cotton cross-stitch, 38 x 38 x 5 cm, 2009

I am fascinated by mathematical patterns and enjoy using them to make something useful. Cushion with each tile shape for the Ammann-Beenker tiling in a different colour. --- Maggi Harriss

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American Mathematical Society