Muffy Young

Muffy Young Handweaving

"My passion is to create refined scarves and shawls that are both beautiful to look at and comfortable to wear. "

Muffy Young's scarves and shawls are all woven and dyed by hand. She uses a loom with 24 harnesses instead of the more typical 4 or 8. This allows her to design highly complex structures and to combine them in a single piece for intriguing variations in scale, texture, and motif.

Guided by the weave structure, Young selects silk fibers to maximize visual impact and to balance drape and stability. By hand dyeing her yarns, she maintains complete control of her color palette.

Muffy Young's designs are original, unique, and innovative, with images inspired by nature, modernism, and the fabrics of Latin American, Central Asia, and Africa.

Selected Exhibitions & Awards
American Craft Council Show, Baltimore Convention Center, Baltimore. MD, 2019
ACC Award of Excellence, American Craft Council, San Francisco, 2016
ACC Award of Excellence, American Craft council, Baltimore, MD, 2016
ACC Award of Excellence, American Craft Council, Atlanta, GA, 2016
Smithsonian Craft Show, National Building Museum, Washington, DC, 2016
Fine Craft Show Award of Excellence, Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester, NY, 2017
Best in Fashion, Smithsonian Craft2Wear, Washington, DC, 2016
American Craft Exposition, Chicago Botanical Garden, Glen Coe, IL, 2012-2018