With some persistence, I was able to get a job in industry as a CAD designer at a high-end jacquard upholstery mill, in Lancaster County, PA. It was perhaps the most fun job I have ever had and simply could not believe that someone would pay me to design fabrics. I learned a lot about jacquard design from Klaus Flock, an extremely talented jacquard designer and design director at Weave Corporation. In 1996, I was part of a group show New Voices In Weaving, curated by Cynthia Schira at the Contemporary Crafts Museum in Portland, OR. I wove several pieces that incorporated double weave pickup with open ended pockets and a new discontinuous pleat (flap) structure that I had developed on my own. The work from this show never went anywhere but the flap construction would end up as my woven origami, down the road.