Getting to know
How a chance find in the school storeroom led weaver and artist Maryanne down a whole new creative pathway
Modern-day weaver Maryanne Moodie
Australian-born, Brooklyn-living Maryanne Moodie is one of the key artists leading the weaving revival. Her bold geometric designs and unexpected color palettes have breathed new life into the craft, and she now works on commission for international clients.
A former art teacher, Maryanne first began weaving when she discovered a loom in the art storeroom, hidden under some old dusty newspapers. “It looked like it was falling apart, but when I got it home it was all there and even had the original instructions,” she recalls. “There weren’t too many beginners’ texts or blogs around for me to learn from, so I had to teach myself.” To stay motivated, Maryanne shared the process on social media. “Initially I just wanted to be able to make beautiful handmade gifts, but I fell in love with the weaving and knew I had to let the tide carry me away,” she admits.
Maryanne now makes custom pieces, teaches, and sells weaving packs, collaborating with other creatives such as Hackwith Design House.We sat down with her for a chat about her journey.