“Art is much less important than life, but what a poor life without it.”
My name is Jeni Lynn and I'm a textile artist and weaver. To get to know me, here’s a little bio to accompany my little store.
My story truely begins after college. After graudating from Simmons College in Boston with a degree in Arts Administration, I made my way to New York. I was a confused individual trying to navigate my way through the New York City jungle. Working various jobs, even interning at the Whitney Museum of Art was not satisfying my creative urge. Fortunately for my restless energy, out of the blue came an opportunity to learn the art of weaving. Weaving you say? That archaic art form? Yup! How could I pass that up? So off to Greenwich Connecticut I went.
Right away, a spark was lit.
Having fallen in love with weaving, I decided to save up and purchase my own 8 Harness Floor loom. It is on this machine that I create fabulous textiles for your enjoyment. Recently i've expanded my education at the Textile Arts Center in Brooklyn taking classes in Shibori and indigo dyeing, embrodiery, leather working and alternative weaving methods.
With all of these skills, i've developed my own style creating one of a kind pieces. I especially enjoy working with unusual yarn such as baker's twine and yarn which i've hand painted.
In the past, my work has been displayed at Keri Clocks in Great Neck, NY. I have also built a steady custom order business working on projects ranging from gift tags to woven runners.
Currently you can find my work at craft fairs on the east coast including the BUST Craftacular, The Shwick Market, Greenpointers Markets and F.A.D. In stores, my textiles are currently available at Kitchening in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn and and at Better Than Jam in Bushwhick, Brooklyn.
Besides weaving, I have done embroidery work for Proenza Schouler. I've also collaborated on a line of kitchen accesories with the wonderful artist Trisha Gupta called Two Well Dressed Chefs. For more information visit our website and Etsy Store.
Thank you for visiting my website on this lovely day.
* A special thank you to Michellanne Li for helping with the website design.
Check out her work- michellanne.com
Bryan Chong for his beautiful photographs.
Check out his website- Chongstudios.com