Sometimes, being inspired by someone else's artwork might be the start of your craft pursuit and the development of your own style. Setting eyes on the weaving works of Mayanne Moodie was what kickstarted Toronto based weaver, Jessica Hotson's passion for the craft...
Looking very much like dreamcatchers made out of yarns, circular weaves are spiralling all over the Internet with many weavers opting for a round loom now.
"In weaving, every line counts just like how in life, every moment counts." Portland-based weaver Jessica Boicourt finds parallel between weaving and her interest in existentialism.
Spring has sprung... It's that time of the year again where the air smells a little fresher and vibrant blooms fill your gardens. It's something about spring that gives us a new sense of energy, whether it's being bolder in our color schemes or injecting more personality into our works.
"Weaving acts as a means for me to explore various aspects of my heritage and culture with an innate sense of freedom." Just by looking at Sydney-based weaver, Nikita Sheth's woven pieces, you can feel them bursting with the rich cultures of her family background.
Being a seeker of modern yarn crafting tools and supplies, we immediately fell head over heels Jenny’s (owner of Sonora Handmade) acrylic lap looms and weaving tools when we first caught eyes on them.
We fell head over heels with Poppy's (better known by her Instagram handle as @totem.by.poppy) circular weaves the moment we set eyes on them.
"Reversing the roles is such a huge weight off my shoulders, and if not now then when?" Having to quit her job might not have been a choice for New Orleans based weaver, Kat King, but we love her "not now then when?" mentality to jump straight into realising her crafting dream.
"I use this art form to tell my story, to heal the rough parts and celebrate the accomplishments." – this aptly encapsulates the motivation behind Texas based weaver Ellen Bruxvoort's works.
Geometry may not be our favourite lesson in mathematics class, but it sure is when it comes to anything design-related.
Memories can be captured in many forms – through a photograph, recording or even penning it down in a journal. For a tactile person like Linn Markstein, creating woven pieces using natural textiles and fibers has became her way of holding on to special moments in her life (we can imagine more woven wall hangings than frames in her home!).
"You have to start somewhere to make it anywhere." To many, the first step will seem like a huge (and often terrifying) hurdle to cross. And it's no exception for Canadian based weaver Lucy Poskitt when she was asked by a curator to teach a workshop at an exhibition where her works were showcased.
Combining science and needlework..
Just like how an artist expresses his emotions and feelings in a piece of painting, Taiwanese weaver, Ji Jing Lai aims to do the same using yarns as her canvas. A former graphic designer turned textile and jewelry designer, Jing finds inspiration for her woven pieces from her daily life and love for nature.
We always have a soft spot for products that are born out of a collaboration with different artists. So when we heard about the concept behind GUR, we were immediately sold on.
Our dream summer vacation home..
Are you ready for more yarn-filled interior inspiration? We started our series of "Scoured" 2 weeks ago, where we searched corners of the globe for beautiful interiors with yarn crafted accessories. We managed to find some pretty 'koel' places (if we could say so ourselves!) that are decked with macramé accessories, making us go [insert a million heart eye emojis here]. This week we put our detective glasses on for gorgeous weaves that have woven their way into interiors of hotels, cafes and more! We love how the weaves take centre stage in the decor, adding texture and interest to these spaces. Scroll further to get inspired... oh and do share with us if you ever chanced upon any yarn-filled spaces worth checking out!
Sometimes it takes dipping your toes in the waters of different crafts before you find the one that ignites a fire in you. For Netherlands based maker Vera Jonkers, her journey of creative discovery started with crochet, followed by painting, screen printing and finally weaving!