About two and half years ago I came across the work of weaver Maryanne Moodie online and fell instantly in love. I travelled to Brooklyn to attend one of her now famous workshops and blogged all about the life changing experience here. I know that sounds dramatic, but I swear, as someone who works alone, in my house, with my kids most of the time, it was an incredibly inspiring experience to get to talk with someone who is equally as passionate about her fiber craft as I am and who was able to open my eyes to a whole new way of looking at and working with my precious hand dyed yarns.
Fast forward to today and I am thrilled to be able to share this revelatory experience with all of you! We've put together a fabulous weaving kit which features all you need to get started weaving your own wall hangings. What better way to express your love of fiber and colour than to create an original work of art to proudly hang on your wall?
- 1 loom, handmade with sustainable timber by Loom & Spindle. Weaving area is approx. 13" x 9".
- 1 copy of Maryanne Moodie's modern weaver's guide, On The Loom.
- A variety of our yarns and colourways to complete your first weaving. Bases included are aran weight, chunky and bulky. See colourways in images below and written descriptions on kits page.
Sam and I had a blast creating our wall hangings when we did a mini workshop of our own right at my dining room table. I chose the Pink palette and Sam worked with the Blue palette. I love each of our interpretations. We scoured pinterest to come up with some inspirational images and baby, the sky is the limit! We've created a Weaving pinboard to help get you started. Trust me, once you start, your piece will take on a life of it's own and you will be delighted with each and every over/under/over/under motion of your needle. It's so much fun. I'm already itching to start a new one!
Are you as excited about this as I am? Have you ever tried weaving a tapestry? Are you hooked? And most importantly, what palette should I use for my next weaving?