Mary Jane Lord fell in love with weaving at age nine after receiving a loom as a gift. She spent the next several decades experimenting with equipment and techniques, ultimately settling on the simplest kind of loom and the plain weave structure of tapestry. Playing with color, texture, and imagery, Lord finds that she loves the weaving process as much as or more than the artworks she produces. Her tapestries tend to be abstract and highly personal. Constantly developing her craft, she frequently attends workshops to hone her skills and gain new insights and inspiration. As an active member of the Seven Hills Handweavers Guild of Tallahassee, Lord enjoys spending time with other weavers and sharing her own knowledge through classes and weaving demonstrations.