The looms providing the structure for the needle weavings are made between two or three different plants, each of which resides in its own pot or home. This above-the-surface weaving is a reflection of the connections made between the individual plants through the mycorrhizal network in the soil below. Since much of the work the mycelium does is microscopic, Bryson manually creates these connections above ground to communicate its vital, nurturing existence. The naturally dyed silk threads that she introduces to the cacti mimic the individual hypha in that they pierce into the plant tissue and extend outward to join a community of other threads, thus forming a network— a woven matrix. Like the mycelium, a warp and weft creates a structure that is both strong and flexible built through a community of woven threads. Within the history of weaving, many disparate components – textiles, cultural values, cosmologies, symbols – come together to form a pattern and unique story that teaches and replenishes each generation.