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 Jane Callender
Jane Callender BA (hons) textiles

Indigo and shibori have held Jane's attention since she studied textiles at the West Surrey College of Art and Design, Farnham. Her tutors were Deryn O'Connor, Susan Bosence, and Diana Harrison. She went on to study at the Natalie Bray school of Haute Couture. She has taught and presented her textiles in schools, art institutions, at degree level and for many groups and guilds. 

A shibori textile artist now based in East Anglia her work has evolved out of a passion for pattern making. Limiting her pallet and using indigo predominantly she has focused on shibori technique, inventing stitch formats and finding new surface qualities to combine with indigo shibori resists. 

'Shibori is a test of faith – one invests hours of stitching, blind as it were, before the ‘thought’ is revealed at the end of the process. I continue to delight in pattern making and I find a completeness in symmetry – no matter how intricate, how complex – it conveys an order, a calm, which greatly appeals'.

To read the editorial written by Linda Brassington
for Selvedge magazine please click here.


1997 London Arts Board, Individual


2004 Creative Arts East's Art Council

         'Craft Connections'

Exhibtions have included:-

1978 Sunday Telegraph Craft Awards,

         Somerset House, London.

1997 Art of the Stitch, Barbican, London

1997 London Arts Board Award Winners

         The Barbican, London

2002 4th International Shibori Symposium,

         Harrogate, UK

2007 Indigo - a blue to dye for.

         Whitworth Art Gallery, travelling.

Workshops & lectures overseas include:-

2007 Miawa Symposium, Vancouver, Canada.

2008 Aranya Natural, Munnar, S.India.

2009 Textile Arts Association, Kuwait.

2009 Textile Museum, Budapest, Hungary.

She has exhibited with Creative Exhibitions at the Knitting and Stitching shows, The Festival of Quilts at the NEC, Birmingham, with the World Shibori Network, ICHF shows and and her textiles can be seen at her home 'Blueleaf' by appointment.

Surface Design Association
World Shibori Network
Norfolk Contemporary Craft Society
Harleston And Waveney Art Trail