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    Alpha to Omega: Edward Fields' Alpha Workshops Edition

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    As executive director of the nonprofit Alpha Workshops, Kenneth Wampler had trained people living with HIV and AIDS to create practically anything you can think of: furniture, lamps, wallpaper, decorative finishes. But not flooring. That changed with Edward Fields Carpet Makers's Alpha Workshops Edition.


    Adapted from archival­ samples provided by Wampler, the 13 hand-tufted rugs have Greek names as a nod to Alpha's. In Haldis, multiple levels of wool and matte silk replicate marble. Bedros features streaks of flax across a ground combining flax with matte silk. Epifanio reinterprets a finish on a clay sculpture in wool and glittery Lurex. Hester­ takes an exercise in developing­ a screen print and reimagines it in wool and matte silk. And Phaedra's white viscose on bright yellow wool recalls an Alpha specialty that's not Greek but Japanese, the 14th-century lacquering technique negoro-nuri.


    The standard size is 8 by 10 feet. Or customize. 212-310-0400; edwardfields­.com.

     

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