Janet M. Perry is the Internet's expert on needlepoint & counted thread. Her books, stitch guides, ebooks, and on-line classes explore 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 has published two books on needlepoint, Bargello Revisited and Needlepoint Trade Secrets (both available from Amazon). 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 almost 3000 people.
She works with designers, shops, and thread manufacturers on new products and regularly reports on trends in needlepoint. All about Needlepoint (http://www.aboutneedlepoint.com), her reference and information site, is a leading source of needlepoint information for all kinds of stitchers, Her blog, Nuts about Needlepoint (http://www.nuts-about-needlepoint.com), is the most quoted blog on the subject.
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 and three black cats.