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Welcome to
Cariboo Handwoven

I weave luxurious wool blankets, soft cotton blankets of all sizes, hand and bath towels, and elegant scarves. Everything I make is designed for long-lasting use and enjoyment.

 

Hi, I'm Jane Perry and I live in the Cariboo region of central British Columbia, Canada. 

Wrap Yourself Up in a Work of Art!
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Artistic

From the spark of a new idea to the meticulous fringing or hemming, I design, produce, and present my work as both art and craft.

Natural

I use heathery Shetland wools, soft but sturdy cottons, my own handspun wool, and fine merino wool, silk, and bamboo on occasion.

Functional

My products are used often in daily life, whether it's a cosy wool blanket in winter, a lighter-weight cotton blanket for summer evenings outside, or a favourite cotton towel in the kitchen.

Sustainable

My long-lasting products are proven investments to cherish through years of use. I use repurposed packaging when possible and deliver empty cones and loom waste to a grateful early childhood educator.

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My Work

I weave to discover how fibres intersect in familiar and new ways. I happily sink into exploring a weave structure to see how my chosen colours interact.  Every toss of the shuttle and every draw of the beater to bring the next thread into the cloth are small steps in the growth of a new fabric.

 

My weaving ranges from classic and earthy to funky and energetic. I use heathery Shetland wools, soft but sturdy cottons, beautiful hand-dyed silks, and my own handspun wool and wool blends. 

 

The contrasts and differences from project to project help me advance my personal sense of design, both technically and artistically, and see how I feel about what I’ve created.

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"Your weaving gives me endorphins!" - B