Mairi's story starts with the story of Ross Munro. This little video created by Mark Lancaster gives an insight into his life and his adventures
Mairi wanted to help other bereaved families by highlighting the impact of the loss of a child on a family and studied hard, gaining a PhD in trauma psychology.
During her recovery period, Mairi discovered the joy of handweaving. Starting with a simple rigid heddle loom, Mairi learned the basics and developed her technical and creative skills. With no formal qualifications in anything arty or textile based, Mairi took inspiration mostly from online sources. These were often quite complicated and difficult to follow, so Mairi took each step of the process and broke it down into its simplest components. Step by step, this has allowed Mairi to develop a unique teaching method which embraces each individual's skills and limitations so that everyone can now experience the joy of weaving for wellbeing.