Advice in the most unexpected manner

Anni Albers, MoMA
“Working material into the hand, learning by working it of its obedience and its resistance, its potency and its weakness, its charm and dullness. The material itself is full of suggestions for its use if we approach it unaggressively, receptively. It is a source of unending stimulation and advises us in a most unexpected manner.”

—Anni Albers, “Design Anonymous and Timeless,” Magazine of Art, 1947
From a piece by Sarah Jones on the Kaufmann Mercantile blog. The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation has more.
Image is Anni Albers’ Design for Tablecloth, 1930, from the MoMA