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In the living room was an item that seemed especially fitting considering Campanaro’s oeuvre: A cross-stitch footstool with a jungle animal motif. A friend of hers found it on the street. “Her uncle has this company that’s made mother-of-the-bride clothes in Greenpoint for 50 years, and when she first moved here she lived in part of his building,” Campanaro says. “When she moved out she had to downsize, and this was one of the things she was going to get rid of. I was like, ‘Noooo way — I’m taking that!’”