The GYRO Story

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Original lino cut used in Gyro Pattern

Inspired by Léon Foucaults’ 1851 invention, this fabric celebrates the hypnotic spin of the gyroscope. It is said that after assembling the gyroscope Foucault and his assistant spent 2 hours playing with it, declaring “I enjoyed myself very much that winters day”

Designed to prove the rotation of the earth, the gyroscope, which Foucault referred to as ‘his little isolated star’, spins on its axis with an air of effortless elegance.

As I sit in my treetop house watching the watery horizon of the Pacific Ocean off in the distance, with the little brass gyroscope whirring in front of me, I think of the earth spinning silently in space and me sitting very quietly on it.