Between 1988-1991 I attended Kansas City Art Institute and studied weaving with Jane Lackey and Jason Pollen. I was particularly drawn to multi-layered structures especially double weave pickup. During this time, I worked part time at the DesignTex showroom which gave me insight to high-end jacquard fabrics for commercial interiors. I was very inspired to mimic some of the jacquard structures on my 8 harness loom at school. Within the context of doulbleweave, I was able to achieve shading by mixing the layers in different ratios. I decided that I would eventually pursue a job as a designer in industry.