About us

The Lady

Maddy Hosking sitting at a loom
Maddy at her 8 shaft floor loom

 

Sonder Handwovens is the brainchild of Maddy Hosking, a Sydney local who has been weaving on and off for 10 years and sewing consistently for 12 years.

Maddy works out of her home in Western Sydney, usually with a child or two around. In a past life, she worked in Client Services and uses this expertise to ensure that every client receives the attention and care that they deserve.

Maddy takes a particular interest in textured weaving, including supplementary threads and using hand spun yarn.

Maddy enjoys swimming, hiking, and novels, but not all at the same time.

The Looms

 

An 8 shaft floor loom
The primary loom

Maddy works off multiple looms, ranging from an Australian built 8 shaft jack loom, to a tapestry frame loom. Each has a purpose, and each has its own strengths and weaknesses which make them suited to a project. If you ask, Maddy will be happy to gush about her looms and the process with each one.