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Segreti actually trained as a textiles designer; as an art student at RISD, she says, “I went through all the different phases. You start on a four-harness loom, then you graduate to an eight-harness loom, then a simple computer loom called a dobby loom, and you eventually get to jacquard, which is computer-based: You could paint a picture and code the computer program and it would basically weave itself.” But she approached the simple frame loom the two now use from the same novitiate standpoint as Rakowski.