Maryanne Moodie’s passion for textile and fiber was almost intuitive. “Something about weaving just spoke to me,” she once said in an interview with Diary of a Smart Chick. “I found a loom and taught myself from vintage books. A light just switched on when I started weaving.”
Describing herself as a fiber-obsessed maker, Moodie is best known for applying unexpected color combinations to her nostalgic textile designs. Working between Melbourne and Brooklyn, NY, she divides her time between designing and creating woven wall hangings, developing weaving kits, and teaching sold-out workshops across the world.
“Weaving is something that I am passionate about and get great pleasure from, and so I am able to use my expertise in education to share this passion with others,” she says. “I do love the art of weaving, but the best and most important part of my work is in education. The love and inspiration and energy that I get from my students is the most important part in moving this craft forward and creating newness.”
According to her website, her work is greatly inspired by the intricacies of vintage textiles, traditional costuming, and modern art, as well as the natural world. With a whopping 120k followers on Instagram, and features in publications like New York Magazine, Anthology, and O Magazine – Moodie clearly knows what she’s doing.
You can purchase her pieces on Etsy and through online shops and boutiques around the country, or simply enjoy them from afar through Instagram.