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replicates the steps and gentle tension of handweaving, producing the look and feel of a handwoven rug. Because the looms are partially automated, they also make rugs faster and more efficiently. "This was an idea I had in the back of my head for a long time," he says. "The pandemic just kick-started me into doing it." For Reitmeyer, 2021 is off to a great start: Retorra rugs are now available in Dallas and Houston at Culp Associates, where designers can collaborate on original rug designs, or select from a library of more than 30 existing patterns; the rugs are endlessly customizable in different weaving techniques, yarns and customized color palettes. Retorra rugs, to the trade at the Retorra showroom, 3637 W. Alabama St.,; Culp Associates, Decorative Center Houston, 5120 Woodway Dr., Above: Cepastry rug in Juniper weave. Right: Ryan Reitmeyer James Surls, Cock Fight, 2018, pine knot, bois d'arc, walnut, red oak, cedar (fence post), 101" x 60" x 144" CHAOS AND MAYHEM JAMES SURLS AND CHARMAINE LOCKE JANUARY 15-APRIL 3, 2021 KIRK HOPPER FINE ART 1426 N. RIVERFRONT BLVD DALLAS

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