Jennifer Bryan - Weaving
Jennifer began weaving in the mid-1970s while living in Tunisia. Her first and only project from her stay in Tunisia was a knotted pile rug of naturally colored and dyed wool. It would be many years until she would be able to sit at a loom again. When Jennifer returned to the US after living abroad, she resumed her education and followed a life-long career in surgical nursing. In the 1990s she took some weaving courses at Western University in Silver City, NM and has not stopped weaving since.
Jennifer specializes in designing patterns and then weaving them into a variety of useable fabrics. Her type of weaving is loom-manipulated patterns (as opposed to tapestry weaving, which is the technique used in Rio Grande and Navajo weavings). Jennifer has woven towels, scarves, shawls, window curtains, bath sheets, napkins, saddle blankets, rugs, table runners, etc. The yarns that she uses in her projects are usually natural occurring fibers such as wool, alpaca, linen, and cotton. At this time she has two eight harness looms (a 60” Cranbrook and a 40” Loomcraft).