Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Mary Meigs Atwater

"Every normal human being has the desire for self-expression, for creative work- and to be satisfying to the soul this must be work of real tangible value; it must, too, in some way satisfy the hunger for beauty.  Untrained artists cannot produce satisfactory art in music or painting,- nor even in literature.  Weaving offers a form of creative expression within the reach of anyone." 

Mary Meigs Atwater, The Shuttle-Craft Book of American Hand-Weaving, 1947.  Page 21-22.