The name Boyd Sailcloth came from my mothers side of the family. Her father was an engineer, sailor and wooden boat builder. As a child I was always amazed of the many things he could build. When I visited we often sat at the breakfast table while he would share his knowledge of diesel engines, refrigeration or whatever was on his mind at the time.
He pushed me to understand how things worked and even taught me to sew a few things – I was not great. I will always cherish the time he spent teaching me and know it's part of what drives me to figure out things by doing.