My grandmother’s rugs kept our kitchen bright.

Braided rag rugs are traditionally made of coils braided from three strands of bias fabric. As each strand runs out, a new strand in a different color is joined in. No more than one such color change is made in each revolution. Thus the colors change subtly as the rug grows, and bands of color blend smoothly.

My friend David has suggested that I change the title to Mandelbrot’s Mandala . I’ll think about it.

Fractal image generated in Chaos Pro 4.0

February in my fractals calendar.

Featured on 5/14/2010 in Julias & Mandelbrots


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  • RichardKlos
    RichardKlosover 4 years ago


  • Thank you; I’m glad you like it.

    – MarjorieB

  • jammingene
    jammingeneover 4 years ago

  • Julie Everhart
    Julie Everhartover 4 years ago

    “Fractal Universe ":

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  • Rupert  Russell
    Rupert Russellover 4 years ago

    Wonderful colours. Must have been a happy kitchen.

  • It was indeed. Thanks; I’m glad you like it.

    – MarjorieB

  • Shulie1
    Shulie1over 4 years ago

    It does look like a rag rug – fantastic

  • Thank you; I’m glad you like it.

    – MarjorieB

  • Rupert  Russell
    Rupert Russellover 4 years ago

  • Thank you so much! I am very honored.

    – MarjorieB

  • wolfepaw
    wolfepawabout 4 years ago

    OOh, how beautiful! It’s nice to see someone else using ChaosPro. I’ve just started playing with it again after about a year and a half.

  • Yes, it’s fun. I have four or five fractal generators, some are better for one thing, others for another, and I keep moving from one to another, and can’t pick a favorite. Glad you like the rag rug; thanks for looking.

    – MarjorieB

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