I am an artist based in London.

I build looms and other equipment which I use to manufacture fine linen using traditional methods. I consider the ancient craft of linen weaving as a form of knowledge which is collective, embodied and endangered. I search for traces of this knowledge in historic documents and artefacts, and hope, through my practice, to contribute to its preservation.

I trained as a painter in Liverpool and at the Royal Academy Schools in London. I was MA Fine Art Programme Leader at De Montfort University until 2018.

I occasionally post about my work on my Blog and on Instagram. You can find an illustrated list of research sources under Bibliography.

Other recent work includes translations & transcriptions of a series of archive documentary films called Bäuerliche Leinenweberei recording the re-enactment of rural linen weaving in Germany. My short film The Linen Weavers / Die Leinenweber re-edits this archive footage to think about weaving as a manual and performative practice.

Stills from Bäuerliche Lienenweberie, courtesy Landschaftsverband Rheinland

Contact: maxmosscrop@hotmail.com