Janette Day Brown
My love of stitch goes back as far as I can remember. My grandmother was a tailoress who was evacuated from London in the second world war to Letchworth Garden City to work at Irvin’s, making parachutes. Although that stitch was so different to what I aspire to achieve, it was her influence that has remained with me.
Semi-retirement in 2016 gave me the opportunity and time to complete my City and Guilds Diploma in Design and Craft level 3 followed by the Diploma in 2011. This was a major step forward in developing my skills in textile art. Attending many workshops over the years has also helped in developing ideas in various forms of mark making. In 2013 I was invited to join HUE, which has created further opportunities to develop my work.
My stitch has always been influenced by the phenomena of nature. Either taking inspiration from nature or the effect that nature has on our environment.
Research of the chosen subject is the starting point for each piece. Using a combination of paper, fabric, threads, paints and dyes I experiment until ideas are resolved, ultimately creating a surface that will bring my subject matter to life.