Throughout my career, I have devised and utilized many methods of textiles creation. Innovation and a dedication to sustainability is one of the great rewards – and obligations – that belong to us as textiles designers. However, in my experience, no machine or other mechanized form of textile production has ever been able to replicate the beauty, richness and unmistakable uniqueness of hand-made. They bear the marks of their makers through their variations and imperfections, which foster a human connection often missing in our industry. I feel it is critically important that we preserve the craft of hand-making textiles by creating opportunities for the artists who do it and by cultivating an appreciation for their talents and techniques. This project is my latest, and most dramatic, effort to accomplish those objectives.