A note on navigating ATA’s blog: The list of Topics in the right hand margin of each page (for computers) and below (for phones and tablets), is a menu that gives you direct access to all the posts. The posts are organized in sections, e.g. Mastering the Art of Self Promotion and the 2018 Blog Tour.



Memories from Australia

Sue Walker met Archie Brennan 45 years ago.  He saw in Australia, at its great distance from Europe, the opportunity for tapestry to break away from the traditions of European tapestry … read more from Sue – here

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Archie – The Champion of Small Format Tapestry

Brennan championed small format tapestries and he used the closer viewing associated with small works to celebrate the woven line and the materials of tapestry weaving. Read more about his love for small format tapestry.

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Archie Brennan’s World Wide Impact on Tapestry Art


The Dovecot under Archie Brennan’s direction developed into a center of innovation with an international reputation, and a radically different approach from most other ateliers. Read more from Maureen Hodges … 

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A Teacher That Changed My (Weaving) Life

Terry Olson’s weaving skills jumped by orders of magnitude after attending three workshops by Archie Brennan and Susan Martin Maffei.  Read about the tapestry techniques she learned and now uses every day. 

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An Athletic Air

Archie Brennan’s tapestries often explore pattern, shading and perspective in the context of the human form. In his youth, Archie Brennan was a weight lifter, achieving the title of Mr. Scotland in 1953. His interest in athletes was filtered through …

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Susan Martin Maffei Remembers

“Archie injected us with his passion for tapestry and combined a focus on needed skills with a freedom to explore.” Read more from Susan Martin Maffei – here


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