Get­ting to know

How a chance find in the school store­room led weaver and artist Maryanne down a whole new cre­ative path­way

Mollie Makes (US) - - CONTENTS - Words: jessica bate­man Photographs: paul vincent

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.

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