Janice Charko

Flights of Fibre  

Black & green cloche hat and scarf.JPGMy husband and I owned a medical software company in Canada for eighteen years after which we retired to our cottage on a lake in Manitoba. 

In 2009, I was diagnosed with breast cancer and during the long winter of chemo and radiation my focus changed without any conscious realization of it happening.    That winter I began to explore my creative side making a series of fun and colorful hats to wear while I was bald.

After that experience, joining the ranks of cancer survivors, I wanted to create beautiful accessories for women.  Moving through a series of stages, I am now fascinated with both wet felting and silk fusion.      I most enjoy making Downton Abbey style cloche hats, beautiful scarves and shawls, felted handbags, tea cosies and silk fusion clutch purses. Currently, I am exploring a line of tops for women made from nuno felted silk chiffon.

Poppy shawl back

 

More info on Janice….

Click to read about Janice as WRAC Artist of the Month July 2013

Contact info:           204-345-2425

fibre@mts.net

Mail: Box 1681, Lac du Bonnet, MB  R0E 1A0

Check my work at www.FlightsofFibre.com 

Felted Shawl

Felted Shawl

Blue Marble