My grandmother was a ladies tailor in London. The seeds of her influence were planted early with a gift of a toy sewing machine and fabrics of assorted patterns and textures. My interest in fiber arts has grown over the years. After graduating from Massachusetts College of Art with a BA in painting and illustration, my work evolved from thick paint and texture into quilted, stuffed and painted pieces and then into tapestry. I did production work for a number of years but I set this aside to focus on tapestry . Much of my recent work has been experimenting with paper weavings. For me these have been a form a quick sketches, allowing me to work through new ideas and images.
- This is an interview published in the boston voyager magazine
- I am a member of the ATA (American Tapestry Alliance) a world wide group
- This was an article published by the ATA from an interview with Janet Austin