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Meghan Nuttall Sayres

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Meghan Nuttall Sayres is a tapestry weaver and author living in Eastern Washington. Her books include a novel set in 19th century Iran, Anahita's Woven Riddle, an ALA Top Ten Best Books 2007 and a BookSense/Indie Pick 2007; Weaving Tapestry in Rural Ireland; and co-author of Daughters of the Desert: Tales of Remarkable Women From the Christian, Jewish and Muslim Traditions.

Meghan has visited schools and taught creative writing workshops in schools in the US, Ireland, Turkey, Qatar, Iran and Uzbekistan, where she has also met with scholars, carpet weavers, dye masters and merchants to study the age-old symbolism and Sufi poetry that infuse many rugs woven throughout the Middle East.

She is at work on novels set in these countries and an ant

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    Can anyone guess the script in which this book is written? Think green. Emerald green. Emerald Isle. It’s penned in an old Irish script. The book was given to Douglas Hyde, the first president of Ireland. It is a “hedge book,” from the 18th century, a time when Catholics were forbidden to attend […] Read more of this blog post »
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“It is in the vision of the physical eyes
That no invisible or secret thing exists.
But when the eye is turned toward the Light of God
What thing could remain hidden under such Light?”
Meghan Nuttall Sayres, Anahita's Woven Riddle

“I think that sometimes our souls must tell us they are having a hard time trying to keep up with all of our worldly festivities and plans. Quiet moments, such as when we weave, or in times of sleep, are when we hear what our inner selves have to say.”
Meghan Nuttall Sayres, Anahita's Woven Riddle

“I believe your dream tells you to trust in your journey, even though you cannot see the destination.”
Meghan Nuttall Sayres, Anahita's Woven Riddle

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