Janet M. Perry is one of the leading experts on needlepoint. She writes innovative stitch guides for needlepoint canvases for individuals and designers well as developing exciting new uses for this new old craft. She puts into practice her motto to make needlepoint fast, fun and affordable.
Janet is constantly stretching the bounds of needlepoint and then applying these ideas and techniques to projects which are for beginning and intermediate level stitchers. Some of the things she has adapted include paintings by Piet Mondrian, depression quilts, Celtic knotwork, tartans and fence railings. To her the sources for great designs are everywhere and she has several notebooks of ideas to prove it!
She applies these ideas to projects, books, and ebooks as well as in her teaching and stitch guides. She has published two books on needlepoint, Bargello Revisited and Needlepoint Trade Secrets. Currently she is publishing ebooks and creating innovative email classes on threads, stitches, and other techniques, which showcase her talents. She has also written a beginning needlepoint class, taken via email, which has been given to over 1000 people. She also works with designers, shops, and thread manufacturers on new products and regularly reports on trends in needlepoint.
Janet has never met a thread she didn’t like and is constantly doing or thinking about needlepoint. She makes her home on historic Mare Island in the San Francisco Bay with her husband, her kids, and three black cats.