Saturday, August 29, 2009

Jannio Feature

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Jannio is a wonderful shop on Etsy. This might be the first shop I'm featuring with hats for adults. I'm not much of a hat person, but some of Janine's are just really cool!! She also cares beautiful scarves and amazing bags! Here is what Janine has to say about herself and her amazing shop!

I decided to call my shop Jannio because I wanted it to be similar to my name Janine.

I started crafting in the Uk where I was born. I started of at Ridge street collage of Art and Design in England. I then specialized in textiles at the Amersham Collage of Art and Design. I left Art collage and started working with ceramics. Working with Gyda Wells in her workshop I learnt the technique of screen printing on ceramic. I am now living in the south west of France.

I craft from home.I have a big workshop in my house.
In this space there is two computers where I work from the other my husband.This way we are working and being together.In the same space is where I make Felt.Our house is very old French barn which we converted into our home.So there is lot's of old beams and stone walls.

After bringing up my children, I started working with my mother in law who taught me the techniques of sculpture and ceramic. As a result I make ceramic objects like birds which I exhibit in France.

My interest in textiles came back to me when a friend taught me the art of felt making. I used this knowledge to turn the felt into usable objects like hat’s, scarf’s and bags.I look at the finished hat then a name just comes to me.

I work with a friend, we inspire each other.
I love making Hat's. I think my Favourite in my shop is Georgy.It took quiet some time to make and I am so happy with how it worked out.

After many years I have finally found what I love doing.Working with wool is like working with paint.There is endless possibilities with felting.Felt is made by a process called wet felting, where the natural wool fiber is stimulated by friction and lubricated by using hot water and steam to create the strongest, smoothest, lightest, most water-resistant natural fabric known.


  1. That's a cool leaf bag!

  2. Oh yes! I've seen this shop before! Very nice work :)

  3. Felt artists are so cool! It looks tricky to me, but I always love the results. Thanks for sharing another great artist :)

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  5. Audrey,
    You have a great blog...The feature on Jannio is really interesting...Luv the Jannio leaf bag!

    I appreciate you considering my little shop and offering a helping hand by putting my Giggle Rainbow Etsy mini on your sidebar.
    Thank you,

    I will be mentioning your blog and the feature on mine:


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