Annie Mackenzie

Annie maintains an artistic practice as a weaver and spinner, with hand hewn frugalness part of the evolving equation.

When she is not weaving at her loom, Annie can be found haunting wool sales and shearing sheds, tracing connections and gaining fleeces.

She has a bachelor of Fine Arts in Sculpture from Ilam School of Fine Arts, but learnt her craft through the New Zealand Woolcrafts Association of Weavers and Spinners Guilds.

Through her practice she celebrates the beauty of wool from fleece to yarn to cloth. Thanks to funding from Creative New Zealand, Annie was a craftsperson in resident at Rekindle in 2021. She co-developed a drop spindle spinning workshop to be taught in 2022 alongside Mirabel Oliver.
Spinning with a drop spindle 2021