Jan moved to Cumbria in the mid 80’s after completing her BA Hons in Carpet Design and Related Textiles. She has over 25 years experience in textiles working at the University of Cumbria, formally Cumbria Institute of the Arts until 2010. Jan joined The Wool Clip in 2013 and you can see a brief video "tour" of her work in the Caldbeck shop here.
Jan designs and makes contemporary woven textiles for fashion, interiors and accessories. She experiments with different weave structures to see how they distort when manipulated and felted. She also incorporates felting, knitting and many off loom techniques into finished pieces.
Jan regularly runs weave courses and workshops for a wide range of abilities.
Table loom weaving demonstration: https://youtu.be/J6z6ylZy_yg
How to make a warp: https://youtu.be/tbD780mt5DY
Both videos were created for Woolfest Online 2020.