Share-Sponsor Feature Interview: American Tapestry Alliance
What is your mission as an organization?
The American Tapestry Alliance supports contemporary tapestry weavers around the world through a diverse range of educational programming, exhibitions, awards and networking opportunities. Our promotional work increases the visibility of tapestry among a broad range of textile and art professionals.
What makes American Tapestry Alliance unique?
ATA is the largest non profit, international organization serving the medium of handwoven tapestry.
You are a share-sponsor for Mirrix’s “Why I Weave” contest. Why do YOU weave? Why do you think your members weave?
"I like the silence, the quiet, the rhythm of repetitive moves. I like starting with just tools and skeletal warps and from that, solid beauty grows. I love to see colors form and interact. I love the sound of the beater, absence of electricity, motors and presence of the ancient way." Su Egen
What does American Tapestry Alliance do to advance the work of weavers?
We offer opportunities for individual artistic growth and technical skill building through our workshops and online educational articles. We offer opportunities for individual professional development through resources on our website, our Artist Pages and exhibitions. Our promotional work and exhibitions allow contemporary tapestry to be seen by a wide range of people.
What projects are in the works for American Tapestry Alliance over the next few months?
What is your favorite product/resource/class/etc. available from American Tapestry Alliance ?
Membership - it offers so much! https://americantapestryalliance.org/membership/