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.



Q & A’s that Blew My Mind!

There are many things that I bring to the loom when weaving tapestry, but the single-most important piece of knowledge came from a Brennan/Maffei workshop. When starting a new shape in a tapestry, there are two critical questions one must

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Reflections on Archie by Ruth Manning

Archie Brennan opened one’s eyes to the possibilities.  Tapestry weaving is more than a process and production. Without an idea, how do you know what you will weave?

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Recollections by Alta Turner

True, he was a master, mentor, and friend, but those are but simply “bits” of his “Archie-ness.” A mutual friend flatly observed that Archie Brennan was one of the lucky few of this planet who could, following release from extended

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Tips I Learned from Archie

As a new tapestry weaver Ila McCallum learned from  and was inspired by Archie Brennan’s videos and tapestries.  Read about the tips she picked up including one that helped her keep the edges of her tapestry straight. 

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Memories to Make You Smile

“Once, at a border crossing, he (Archie) asked me how I was planning to identify myself that day: Self-employed entrepreneur? Artist? Teacher? Tapestry weaver? Craftsman? We both signed in as retirees.” 

Read more from Jean Pierre Larochette and Yael Lurie

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Archie Brennan—Rockstar!

Most everyone has a first memory of Archie Brennan.  Tommye Scalin first met Archie in 1992 … “for me it was like meeting a rock star!” Read more here

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