The recent passing of another business in New York City is a snore, an "in the meantime" affair, the pause that refreshes the landscape. However, in the lives of many textile addicts, fiber aficionados and tricoter-philes, the closing of The Point, a gem of a local yarn store, has wrought great wailing and disbelief.
Talented staff cast to the wind; a meeting place to share and conspire darkened; a men's knitting group home foreclosed; the place to see and be seen for true devotees of the textile arts blinded; The Point is truly missed.
Hence, this question...
If a group of dedicated individuals were to rally to create a school for the textile arts in NYC, what characteristics, resources, ambiance, staff and faculty qualities, customer service expectations, skills taught, knowledge imparted would make you want to be there?
In other words, if you could design the perfect school for the textile arts, what would you desire? In all fairness, merely pointing to some entity by name is not a good answer. What is IT that makes the best place you know or could imagine...the best?
Gentlemen, start your needles!