Florence, Italy. 2008. 

I attended the Lisio Foundation summer jacquard weaving course in Florence Italy. Under the instruction of Julie Holyoke and Eva Basile, I learned the weaving techniques of Damask, Gros de tour lisere, Velvet, and Lampas.

Punching my own jacquard cards I gained tremendous respect for its history as well as a deep connection to the craft. Following this course, I stayed on for the industrial design class where I learned to design with the restrictions and parameters of industry for silk jacquard design.

I was awarded a scholarship from the Lisio Foundation to attend this course. I received a certificate for both courses. The work I completed in Florence was featured in the book "Digital Jacquard" by Julie Holyoke.