Tuesday, May 22, 2007


Welcome to the blog of Desert Tapestry Weavers, a loose organization of tapestry weavers from worldwide desert regions. Initially conceived as a regional group in conjunction with the American Tapestry Alliance, its concept has grown to include all desert weavers. It is our belief that for desert dwellers aridity and the awesome beauty of arid lands forms a certain state of mind. Given these similarities, we want to extend our region to all geographic areas of aridity. Our mission is to share our passion for tapestry through subjects common to all of us--scarcity of water, magnificent and unusual flora and fauna, arid landscapes, big skies. The list is long, but all of us who live in such environments know our connection to the land is profound. The vastness of the geographical area DTW includes would make actual meetings of the members hard to realize. For this reason, news and articles will be delivered to members via this weblog. This format will allow for membership and sharing of information without cost.

Please join us in helping make this "regional" group a strong presence in the tapestry community. Our goals may be lofty, but we must start small by, first, defining the group which, thus, depends on you letting us know of your interest. Second, in time, we hope to launch an Internet show of tapestries on desert themes.

Ultimately, we hope to have an actual show of medium or small tapestries in a yet to be discovered location. Since international participation is important to our goal we would encourage all international participants to consider post card tapestries, or small tapestries that are easily sent through the mails. To express your interest in becoming a member of DTW, drop us a line! To voice your thoughts about the formation of this new group for all to read, click on the "comment" link at the bottom of this post!

Again, welcome to Desert Tapestry Weavers! Please visit often to check for news updates as our organization grows.

Kathy Perkins, co-director
Lyn Hart, co-director


addiemort said...

A fantastic and wonderfully global concept.

K Spoering said...

Great idea. I live in the desert of western Colorado, and would like to be included. Kathy Spoering

Pam Hutley said...

While now living in a more 'civilized' area of Queensland, Australia, I lived the first 40+ years of my life on a cattle station battling droughts that made it feel like the desert it never was. I have the bush in my blood and it has influenced nearly all my work, even without it showing in every tapestry. I would love to be a part of this wonderful concept.

Su Egen said...

I am a long time tapestry & damask drawloom weaver in AZ. I don't usually work small but would love to be included. I have been weaving in AZ since 1970 and recently joined ATA.

Ann Blankenship said...

Thanks so much for creating the Southwest weavers Blog!!

Anonymous said...

I would also be interested in joining this much needed and much appreciated group.
Thanks so much,
Donna Loraine Contractor