059: Starting a Weaving Movement with Maryanne Moodie
10.10.2017 - By The SweetGeorgia Show
This week Felicia chats with Maryanne Moodie: a weaver, creative artist, and instructor. Maryanne is a fibre-obsessed maker working between Melbourne and New York. She divides her time between designing woven wall hangings, developing weaving kits, and teaching sold out workshops around the world. She has published a book On the Loom: A Modern Weaver’s Guide as well as two online weaving courses. Her designs are lush, tactile, and gorgeous and have been featured in New York Magazine, Anthology, O Magazine,and Design*Sponge. In this episode Felicia and Maryanne discuss balancing life and art and how our craft can aid us in expressing our emotions in a healthy outlet. Please join us for this week’s conversation! In this episode, we talk about: 2:10 Maryanne chats about splitting her time between her studios in Brooklyn, New York and Melbourne, Australia 3:22 An introduction to Maryanne’s style of frame loom weaving 6:56 How Maryanne found her way to weaving and the weaving community online 13:10 Discussing how Instagram has brought the weaving community together to share works and resources 15:25 Felicia and Maryanne discuss motherhood, identity, and using crafting to cope with life’s daily demands 23:47 Maryanne talks about developing her online weaving classes 30:35 Chatting about Maryanne’s weaving process and how the craft helps her experience emotions fully 38:40 How to balance family life, business, and make the most of the limited time you have to dedicate to your craft 40:15 How various emotions are represented in different aspects of Maryanne’s weaving 42:43 The ladies discuss how sometimes “just pretty” doesn’t draw people in and the freedom of “weaving weird” 46:30 Maryanne chats about the future of weaving 51:28 Tips for the beginning weaver 56:10 Felcia’s final notes and podcast giveaway Links and Things Here’s where to find Maryanne: Website: www.maryannemoodie.com Instagram: www.instagram.com/maryannemoodie Twitter: www.twitter.com/maryannemoodie If you are interested in keeping in the loop with what Maryanne is up to, please sign up for her monthly newsletter on her website!