Jan French

Jan FrenchJan French is a multi-fiber artist teaching in Triangle classrooms and festivals. Before she started spinning local wool and cotton, Ms. French was weaving natural materials collected from her yard. While living in Durham she earned graduate degrees in environmental management and design and worked as an environmental planner for many years. Ms. French uses a multidisciplinary and hands-on approach to help students explore new and traditional ways to work with fibers (spinning, weaving, felting, needle felting, knitting ). She enthusiastically shares her fibers hoping to inspire others to make beautiful objects and installations from natural and recycled materials.   REQUEST JAN FRENCH

GRADES: Pre-K K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

Weave or Knot!

Do you want to weave or knot? Students learn all about knots and weaving on a loom as they build their own reusable backstrap loom with low cost materials! Once constructed, it’s time for each student to weave a small project. Easy to set up, take down, and store at any location! Students will learn how to remove weaving from the loom and finish their project. Students will then apply newly learned experiences to weaving cloth on a traditional floor loom. WEAVE fiber facts into your science or social studies curriculum!

Maximum Participants:  24

Special Requirements: Tables and seating for each student, room size depending on number of students, 1 helper depending on location.

Residency Fee: $75.00 per class/hr.