L-system Embroidery

by rbatzer

I used Matlab open source code to generate L-system diagrams and a few interesting dynamic systems and output a vector graphic. A selection of patterns produced are below.

I ended up only printing a few L-system designs because of time constraints. I used green as the main thread and purple on the bobbin. I ran out of bobbin thread several times and had tension issues when re-threading which caused color variation within each pattern. The effect actually looked quite nice, but would need to be fixed for a more consistent result.   In progress printing is below.

I attempted to make a lace pattern with a background pattern and a dynamic system pattern, but the background program was far too long (about 3 hours) and started ripping the dissolvable  substrate so I abandoned the project.

Images of my final project are below.