Kelly Leonard is a weaver based in Mudgee NSW. Her early weaving training was with a second-generation Bauhaus Master Weaver, Marcella Hempel. Kelly works on a European 8-shaft floor loom; her body works with the loom to create fabric. Kelly enjoys the meditative process of weaving. The loom allows her to engage in the conversation that occurs in weaving between the materials and the structure selected. ‘The mark of the hand’ is an important element in her work. Kelly uses traditional patterns and techniques within a contemporary art context to develop a signature style.