Janelle Hallett is a fiber artist and jewelry designer in Columbus, Ohio. At the age of eight, her grandmother taught her to knit and Janelle's love for fiber and craft was born. Her other grandmother took her to museums and opened up the world of fine art.
Since becoming a mother, Janelle has explored fiber art in many forms including weaving and jewelry design. Her inspiration comes from the natural world and a love of music.
My work uses traditional tapestry techniques on a frame loom using both natural and synthetic fibers. I use tabby weave to create images with color blending by bundling multiple strands of yarn to create dimension and variation. There are two ways I approach tapestry weaving in my art: I let the fibers inspire my direction or I draw inspiration from the natural world and select fibers that evoke natural elements.
I am a fiber artist working with both traditional tapestry techniques and non-traditional style looms. I use colors, music, and nature as my inspiration and rely on the artist flow state to bring my pieces to fruition. There are two ways I approach tapestry weaving in my art: I let the fibers inspire my direction or I draw inspiration from the natural world and select fibers that evoke natural elements.
Currently focusing on circular weavings and how the shape and fibers work together to create textures, movement, and feeling, I am interested in exploring new fibers and yarns and how these materials translate into new shapes beyond circular or square/rectangular.