Last year I attended a weaving class with the lovely Maryanne Moodie through Megan Morton’s travelling School. I was in awe of Maryanne’s wonderful creations and although I have tried to replicate her brilliance … I have found myself lacking to say the least. I may not be the world’s best weaver but what I lack in finished pieces of outstanding aesthetics, I gain in therapy and an improved sense of mental wellness! Weaving is therapy. I really enjoy the process and making choices about what colours patterns and designs I will choose next.
After spending time weaving with all the odds and ends in my wool collection, I started to realise the patterns and types of wool I like to weave with. I really love the luxurious thick threads and although I would love to be eclectic and free flowing, I think I really do like an organised pre ordained pattern. That’s when I decided to create a weaving using the very popular Swedish cross design that has been very popular for some time. I think its simplicity is the secret to its success and also why it works so well in weaving. I shall be trying more of these so watch this space!
Maryanne now lives in New York with her husband and son and continues to weave at a phenomenal pace. She offers classes to beginners like me and her beautiful work can be seen on instagram @maryannemoodie and here at Pinterest.