Jannie Taylor has been a handweaver and designer for over 40 years. She teaches advanced weaving classes at the AVL Weaving School, and has taught a variety of workshops and seminars at Convergence. An inspired teacher, she enjoys sharing her knowledge and enthusiasm with other weavers in a relaxed, collaborative environment.
Jannie enjoys designing and weaving one-of-a-kind items that bring together color, fiber, and structure. She has twice earned the HGA award for “Outstanding Creativity and Craftsmanship in Weaving” and has also received the Complex Weavers’ Award on two occasions. Her work has appeared in several weaving magazines.
Leafing through Marian Stubenitsky’s amazing book, Weaving with Echo & Iris can be both inspiring and daunting. You immediately think, “I want to weave that!” followed rather quickly by a reality check – “OMG this is really complicated!”
That’s when weaving software can come to the rescue. In “Echoes & Iridescence: Designing Rainbows”, learn how to let your software do the heavy lifting in the design process. The time consuming processes necessary to create these beautiful designs are child’s play for these powerful programs. Instead of getting bogged down for hours with paper and pencil – and eraser, you can exercise your creativity and still have plenty of time for weaving. I will demonstrate the steps and tools needed to create designs in many of the categories found in the book. No matter where you fall on the continuum of weavers, this look at the power of weaving software might get you thinking about new possibilities in designing and weaving.