Dawn Livera is a textile and mixed media artist who has been weaving since the dark ages of the last century when she spent 9 years learning about weaving on a rigid heddle loom. Her teacher, Suzanne Gaston-Voute introduced the rigid heddle loom to North America.
More recently, Dawn has traveled extensively to learn about weaving traditions in different parts of the world including: Guatemala; Peru; Oaxaca, Mexico; Finland and Estonia. Dawn believes that making art should not be the private domain of the "talented" or "learned" few. Rather, everyone should feel free to explore their own creativity without worrying about whether their art is "good enough".