Janet Scruggs is a textile artist based in Kamloops, BC. Exhibiting locally, nationally and internationally, winning several awards for her artwork. Janet teaches both online and in person which provides her opportunities to share her passion for design and explorations of techniques. She holds a B.Ed. degree as well as a City and Guilds Level 3 Certificate in Design and Stitched Textiles (Hand Embroidery).
While raising 4 children, 3 with FASD, she worked as a parent mentor for other families raising children with FASD. Janet also taught and mentored others in an experimental textile group, the Fibre Optics Group for many years. She and her husband moved from Calgary to Kamloops in 2016 where she continues to pursue her artistic growth as well as teaching design and textile techniques. As a member of Kamloops Arts Council, Fibre Art Network and Studio Art Quilt Associates, she exhibits her work through these organizations, as well as art galleries as opportunities arise. She is actively involved in a two local groups, Kamloops Textile Artists and One Stitch At A Time.
Janet employs various surface design techniques in her art pieces, incorporating colouring (paint/ink/dye), felting, quilting, hand embroidery, and other mixed media processes. Discovering and implementing new techniques is an ongoing passion.
“I am drawn to textiles of all varieties by an overwhelming need to explore and create. “What would happen if” is a question I constantly find moves me into yet another adventure of techniques and materials. This curiosity has led me down many a rabbit hole in my textile travels. Sometimes I discover something new and fabulous and other times are simply classified as a “learning experience.”