Maryanne Moodie treats weaving as a form of therapy. “It allows me to explore emotions that I otherwise don’t give myself time to fully appreciate and explore,” she told Created Here. “I like to return to the same moment or emotion a number of times to delve deeper, weaving the same emotion from different angles.”
If her weaves were an emotion they would ooze with nostalgia. Inspired by vintage textiles, traditional costuming, modern art, and the natural world, her pieces are meant to be hung on the wall and admired, in all their tactility.
Dividing her time between Melbourne, Australia and Brooklyn, NY, Moodie designs and creates woven wall hangings, develops weaving kits, and teaches workshops. “I love what I do,” she says. “I have brought on people who are invested in the vision, and we work together to make sure everyone is feeling happy and secure at each point of change. We really feel like a family.”
With features in New York Magazine, Anthology, and O Magazine; as well as more than 120k followers on Instagram, her community of weavers is slowly (but surely!) growing. You can also acquire her work on Etsy and through online shops and boutiques around the country.