It's an occupational hazard.
I love my upholstery tools. They're simple and so perfectly formed for their function: A perfectly balanced, magnetized hammer for throwing tacks, a (dangerous) claw-like tool for pulling webbing super tight, a v-shaped tack-puller for when tacks aren't perfectly placed. But I've recently been exposed to an even more amazing tool: the loom. Functionally, it's straightforward, capable and strong. And when thread is running through it, it's gorgeous. I have to admit, that for me it's all about the thread.
We've been working with Soraya at www.studiofournyc.com on some custom fabric inspired by a vintage swatch of Chanel tweed--and it's been a riot. We're almost ready to create the yardage, and I have to admit, I'll be sad when it's over and I can't go visit the loom (and related thread) anymore! On the other hand, I can't wait to work with the fabric!