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Sometimes you learn because you have to

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Sometimes you learn because you have to

Because I purposefully seek out vintage weavings and antique fabrics, I'm occasionally drawn to a piece that has had a hard life. If the piece is too damaged, I must pass on it or, if it is just stunning, I'll keep it in my private collection. One day 20 years ago, the owner of the designer showroom where my pillows were on consignment asked me if I would repair a large Aubusson rug. What? He asked because I had many aubusson fragments made up into glorious pillows, so he assumed I knew how to weave them. I took it as...

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