During the summer of 2019, I spent most of my time at American Woolen in Stafford Springs, Connecticut as an intern. This is a woolen mill that grew from our industrial revolution. The mill was recently purchased by Jacob Long. This textile mill is now in a transition to grow from it’s past to create textiles for the present. It is one of my hopes to return to the mill in some capacity to help rebuild the American textile design philosophy. Goods created for a mass market have decayed. They have become stale, boring, and unoriginal. The world will be more vibrant with regionally designed textiles.