Janet Elliott

Although I have been stitching since I was a very young child, I am relatively new to fibre art. As the daughter and sister of home ec teachers, I am enjoying the liberty of seams that are not straight!

Thanks to Fibreworks, and Bethany Garner’s classes in the St Lawrence College Textile Design program, I am learning many new techniques in textile and mixed media art. New techniques keep my mind twisting and stretching and bouncing.

My inspiration is primarily the natural world, especially as I see it whilst kayaking or hiking or snowshoeing. But I am also inspired by classical music and art, remembered scenes, and modern funky designs. My hope is that those who view my art will find a chuckle of humour, a sparkle of insight, a reflective angle, a bridge of ideas, or a trail to follow.