The design process is fascinating – Margo took some time to explain how the charted image she processes on her computer becomes programming information on punched card which would effect the physical processes of the weaving on the loom. I think anyone with an interest in early computers would probably find this and the use of any jacquard loom of great interest.
They have a really wide range of beautiful products and it was really interesting to see lace and madras being used in a really dynamic way. It’s certainly opened my eyes up to the possibilities of these fabrics, which are sometimes regarded as being a bit kitch and frothy.
Frankly, I was gobsmacked with what I saw, and am revising my attitude about lace!