Bridges 2012 Regular Paper

Geometry and Computation of Houndstooth (Pied-de-poule)
Loe M. G. Feijs
(Proceedings pages 299–306)


We apply a variety of geometric and computational tools to improve our understanding of the Houndstooth (Pied de poule) pattern. Although the pattern must have been known for centuries, it was made famous mostly by Christian Dior and is still frequently used in many variations. It is a non-exhaustible source of inspiration for fashion designers.