I’m Jody, the maker behind the macramé at Oak and Wonder.
I’ve always been a creative soul but it hasn’t always been clear which path I was to walk. Over time I played with different artistic mediums and tested many different areas of work, figuring out what I really enjoyed and where I found myself to be truly me.
I would often question my purpose and wonder why I would lose interest in something after just a few short months of starting it. Would I ever stick to one thing? Would I ever find my true purpose? I’m a true believer in ‘just starting’; just do something, say yes, get involved and opportunities will open up, inspiration will spark and the story will unfold.
In 2016, I began to experiment with woodwork, upcycling old pieces of furniture and turning them into brand new pieces of art. Even though I absolutely loved woodwork, I gradually moved onto playing with wool and different fibres creating wall hangings in different colours and styles until I stumbled across macramé. I was up past 2am that night, learning the knots and getting a grasp of this fascinating, ancient art. I was hooked.
Fast forward to today, I couldn’t be more thankful to have found Oak and Wonder and the art of macramé and am always excited and eager to learn a new knot and create a new masterpiece. It is such a beautiful art form. The relaxation and calmness of it, through to the detailed intricacy and endless possibilities it offers. I love to create and find complete joy in turning something ordinary into something extraordinary, and even more joy when I can pass those something’s onto someone else to enjoy too!
"Thank you Jody, you were such a pleasure to deal with and were so efficient. I absolutely love my wall hanging and feel so special that it was custom made in the colour of my choice. I would definitely recommend your hand made items and appreciate how much effort and love went into my item"
"Beautiful handmade product and Jody was extremely prompt at making and delivering them! Would definitely recommend."