Until a generation ago, almost everyone practiced handwork. Women especially, knitted, crocheted and embroidered, girls learned by example. All of us then had a connection to these traditions. Not so much anymore but what does endure from my own experience, in addition to a love of needlework, is how intent my Italian grandparents were in weaving their children and grandchildren into the traditions of their new country. My work aims to integrate the flavor of domestic handiwork into the built environment.