Whether you’re warping your first loom or just pulling at the thread of a new idea, inspiration doesn’t always come in an instant. For those times when you could use a creative boost, here are five weavers who have beautifully documented their own processes and projects on Instagram. Take a peek: You may be surprised what moves you to the loom!
Judit Just (@_jujujust_)
For Barcelona native (and Asheville, North Carolina resident) Judit Just, inspiration hits in waves of color. Her feed bursts with bold, vibrant hues that blend seamlessly from one mood to the next, creating a gradient patchwork of the playful patterns and textures that make her wall hangings and statement pieces so magical.
Julie Robert (@julie_weaves)
There’s something soothing about perusing the cool, neutral creations of maker Julie Robert at @julie_weaves. Softly lit snapshots of her work both on and off the loom are interspersed with intimate glimpses of family life in Hyères, France, and vignettes from her travels — the cumulative result is simultaneously aspirational and approachable.
Maryanne Moodie (@maryannemoodie)
The scarf project from my book is one of my faves! Texture, colour and super easy! The intention of my book is to welcome in new weavers and inspire weavers who have been stuck on wall hangings to get the weaves off the walls and onto their bodies and homes 🏡. I now have two listings in my etsy- USA version and Australian version. They are the same content but with a different cover. The Aussie version has cheaper shipping to Australia and NZ! #weaving #ontheloom #sweetdreamsdlf
Author of “ON THE LOOM: A Modern Weaver’s Guide” Maryanne Moodie exposes much of her raw material via @maryannemoodie, which is rich in texture. (Fiber junkies will get their fix of colorful yarn bundles and fluffy bumps of unspun wool.) Followers also enjoy behind-the-scenes snaps from the Brooklyn-based weaver’s popular design classes, where happy students are shown working intently at their craft.
Claudia Rosillo (@texturableuy)
If eco-friendly is your style, then the rustic, organic designs on @texturableuy will be a natural fit. Claudia Rosillo stays in touch with her Uruguayan roots, taking us on a visual journey that leads all the way to the sheep farms that supply her with wool! She also makes beautiful use of Instagrids, blowing up images in multiple posts to showcase her lush blankets and wraps in full detail.
Marie Matter (@woolandweave)
A tapestry of tapestries, @woolandweave features a collage of flirty and feminine wall hangings from the talented hands of Marie Matter, who lives and works in Houston, Texas. Each post is a cheerful pop of color and light in a feed dotted with dreamy florals, clouds and lots of perky pastels.