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Trying to adapt to a new “normal” is cause alone for intense reflection, and because  we’ve pressed pause on all of our favorite distractions (RIP happy hours), this reflection often gives way to nostalgia for pre-COVID times, more specifically those way before any semblance of a novel virus was heading our way. When we dissect ourselves, we’re naturally bound to think back to the experiences that radically shifted our sense of self and the relationships we create with the world around us.   The pandemic has also radically shifted the vision the art industry had for 2020. Gallery spaces are lonelier, studio

The beginnings of textile work are an incomplete picture, what with the perishable quality of early materials, but what is certain is that the craft has always been more than simply utilitarian. That much is clear considering that the items most representative of us—our personalities, cultures, our values, our memories—tend to be woven, embroidered, or sewed. Baskets, nets, satchels, scarves, blankets, clothes, even doilies, are all born from the simplest of materials and are carried by us all as figureheads for what matter to us. They don’t even have to have a purpose beyond fuzzy sentiments and memories these days,