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In addition to weaving icon Sheila Hicks (whose pieces were all out at exhibitions the day we visited), the gallery also works with artist and textile designer Suzanne Tick; this was the first piece she ever sent Grajales, to entice her into a studio visit (it worked). Grajales has a particular soft spot for the genre, anyway. “Textiles have always been a big passion in my life,” she says. “I don’t understand why it’s so difficult for other people to see the beauty behind textiles. We’ve been successful so far in showing their relevance, but it’s not easy. We love the complexity, though, and the historial aspect, that’s why we keep working with them.”