Jan Conners (American b. 1956), Shepherd and Shepherdess Reproduction, crewel wool on cotton twill ground, reproduced from a needlework sold by Stephen and Carol Huber, pillow completed in 2020.
Jan Conners (American b. 1956), Reproduction Coombe Casket, silk floss on silk satin ground, embellished with seed pearls, glass beads, peridot beads, mica and metallic braid, adapted from a seventeenth century casket in the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, completed in 2021.
Jan Conners (American b. 1956), Owl & Friends, 2021 (in process), silk floss on silk satin with pearls, glass beads and leather.
Jan Conners grew up surrounded by creative women. Her mother and aunts quilted, knitted, and embroidered so it was easy to follow in their footsteps and start stitching. After mastering cross-stich, Conners taught herself crewel embroidery and studied a seventeenth century raised embroidery, called stumpwork. These forms of embroidery allowed her creative freedom and satisfied her artistic side. Conners has been embroidering for over 40 years and still enjoys the process of taking a scrap of fabric and a pile of threads and creating something beautiful.
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Works of Jan Conners is generously sponsored by Jane A. Wait.