Hello. I am a mixed media textile artist with a background in print design and fashion.
Themes that keep recurring in my work are: Intuitive craft, design by play and paper cut.

This blog is a collection of my work process.

For an overview of my projects, please visit my website


All images on this site © Marie Molterer, 2017

Monday, 21 October 2013



storytelling by moving wooden pieces





Picture: Maori storytelling through string figures. 

"I let them choose three characters: an animal, a person, and a supernatural being, such as a ghost or a monster. Then, I make up a story, filling it with secondary characters from my childhood, selecting actual friends from the past, and inventing new friends who begin to take on a new life as I’m weaving them through the story. I tell them stories of searches and of losses, of encounters and of separations, of adventures and of blunders, and of good times and bad times." 
Carolina Diaz 

Tuesday, 10 September 2013






Craftswomen winding the cotton strings around their home-made loom for a Boucherouite carpet in South West Morocco.

Monday, 15 July 2013


food for thought: what education can learn from religions http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=vXUvhfqcM_M#at=90


Monday, 27 May 2013



A moroccan weaving comb with a traditional diamond symbol. These tools are passed down generations and are beautiful objects by themselves.

Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Monday, 29 April 2013

Saturday, 20 April 2013

Thursday, 18 April 2013

Tuesday, 2 April 2013




           Impressions from travelling in the Draa Valley, South West Morocco.

Monday, 1 April 2013

Sunday, 10 March 2013













                                          play - pattern making


Thursday, 28 February 2013

Friday, 22 February 2013


aleatoric- german origin -some element of the artwork is left to chance, and/or some primary element of a composed work's realization is left to the determination of its performer(s).



Sunday, 17 February 2013


really nice article about using imagination in the classroom

Thursday, 14 February 2013









interesting visual brief, especially after having seen some examples of indigenous story telling textiles here and here (exhibition explanation here)

Sunday, 10 February 2013

Saturday, 9 February 2013


empty book

-examples of beautifully diaries here, here, here, here, here