DeeDee Woodbury is a weaver trained by craftsmen to be a craftsman. She began weaving in 1972 in Minneapolis, Minnesota where she took courses at the University and the weaver’s guild. Her interest in textile traditions led her to travel and study in Guatemala and Mexico. She learned the art of backstrap weaving in Guatemala with a Quiche Indian woman in San Lucas Toliman, Lake Atitlán. Later, DeeDee learned 18th century American production weaving techniques with a master weaver from Scotland. DeeDee lives in Houston, Texas where she has her own company (ShuttleWorks) for marketing her weaving software, WEAVE for Windows. She is the current President of Contemporary Handweavers of Houston. Her articles have appeared in Handwoven Magazine and her work has been recognized with numerous local and national awards.