In a rather circuitous way, a large industrial jacquard loom came into my life in 2003. I had no idea what to do with this two-and-a-half-ton monster! At 12 feet tall and 5 feet wide, she was a formidable machine! The only place I could find to learn how to design for old card-driven jacquards was the Lisio Foundation, in Florence, Italy, and the course was 8 – 10 weeks long. I was so lucky to be given enough grant money from several sources to be able to attend. It changed my weaving life! Hummertime was woven on one of my beautiful sample hand-jacquard looms from the 1880s, alongside a machine-woven piece from my time at Lisio (Japanese fish). The remaining images are views of earth from the air, woven on a 20th century digital jacquard loom – the TC-1.