Deborah Valoma's work leverages the rapport between text and textile to create an integrated vernacular. In her thread work, she often cites religious, theoretical, and historical sources both implicitly and explicitly. She considers weaving as a form writing and writing as a form of weaving. Like weaving, language builds a cohesive yet dynamic whole from disparate, yet equal, parts. Lines act as threads, units of meaning act as connecting points, and pauses act as voids.