Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Dream WEAVER.(Journal North)

Byline: Wren Propp Journal Staff Writer

Mora Weaving Gallery a result of one woman's desire to help others learn textile skills

MORA -- Tapetes de Lana founder Carla Gomez wore specks of white finishing plaster on her cheek this week.

Along with Gomez, weavers including JoAnn Martinez and Rosa Gallegos set aside some of the time they usually spend at their looms to finish walls at a huge, new gallery space here.

"It's a lot like icing a cake," Gomez said.

Just as the Tapetes weavers take raw wool and eventually turn it into beautiful, saleable rugs and other woven goods, the nonprofit organization dedicated to developing work for rural families is spreading out and building networks as it goes. …

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