Janice is a self-taught textile artist, whose love for embroidery started as a child, when her gran taught her to sew.
It was much later in life, after a long illness 5 years ago, that she changed career, joined a local art group and started "painting" with wool and silk. She combines skills in wet felting, by layering up wool, with her love of embroidery and passion for colour.
Janice's work is heavily influenced by the the countryside around her home in County Durham. She particularly loves re-creating beautiful pastures of wild flowers and says it's the colour that brightens her world every single day.
"My creativity is my life force – it brings me joy and happiness and has introduced me to a world I had never imagined", she added.
Each piece is a one-off, so totally unique. Janice sources the Merino wool she uses from reputable local suppliers and she recycles and reuses silk threads from vintage silk saris.
Her work is now exhibited and sold in local galleries and shops to visitors from all over the world. Prints and cards of her pieces are available. See more of her work below and visit her website by clicking the button below.
(left) Summer Meadows
SPREAD YOUR WINGS AND FLY Commission piece wet felt & embroidery Butterflies representing the customers' two granddaughters
LAVENDER COTTAGE Wet Felt fused with Silk fabric & hand embroidered 1 8x18 inch frame (also available as signed print, mug,coaster and other products))
4 designs of original work on mugs, coasters, tote bags and prints
PIP'S VIEW commission piece wet felt & hand embroidery
SUMMER DAY seascape in wet felt and embroidery 18 x 18 cms
HAPPY DAYS wet felt & embroidery 25 x13 inch framed
ARTWORK CARDS 20 designs from original work. 6 x 6 inch blank inside also sold in Packs
HAPPY DAYS wet felt & embroidery 25x13 inch framed
DURHAM BLUEBELLS wet felt with hand embroidery using Merino wool, silk fabric and fibres. 18x18inch framed SOLD!
NORTHUMBERLAND PASTURES wet felt & hand embroidery 16x16 oak framed