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!).
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 to make teach a workshop, but her shy nature didn't stop her from pursuing it…
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.
Fan girl moment right now for the KOEL team... presenting to you master weaver, Maryanne Moodie! A self taught Australian textile artist who currently divides her time between Australia and Brooklyn, we are such big fans of her weaving artworks that seems to adorn interiors across the world.
The rya is ideal for beginners, because of its simple repetitive movements, and its versatility. The KOEL team has fallen head over heels for them, which is why we are sharing this with you on our very first #craftsenvy post!