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 Janet Crowther 

I was brought up to knit and sew. After four years with the John Lewis Partnership, I trained as a primary school teacher achieving a distinction in my main subject, Art Embroidery. I spent thirty six years teaching in primary schools in Bromley.

In 1980 I was given a spinning wheel and attended evening classes to learn to spin, learnt to weave instead and thus began a passion for creating textiles.

I have completed many courses, City and Guilds and others all aimed at developing my textile skills.

My work combines techniques and materials.  I developed a series of vessels based on traditional and modern materials, and I have worked in colour-mixed stitched felt.

Current work is part of the “People” series, machine stitched pieces based on ethnic research.

I have exhibited widely, and tutor online through Distant Stitch, tutor workshops and summer schools, and give lectures and demonstrations.

I am a member of the Embroiderers’ Guild, Guild of Spinners, Weavers and Dyers, the Quilters’ Guild, the Knitting and Crochet Guild as well as a number of groups that aim for personal creative development.

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