My name is Joan E. Renne, and I am a Fiber Artist.
Oh, and a Musician, too.
I Love Spiders, and I Love Winter.
Spiders have even inspired one of her most sought-after tapestry designs called “Window Webs.”
A Montanan with a lifelong zeal for the natural world, Joan looks forward to the season’s first snowfall as enthusiastically as kids anticipate Christmas. She skis for hours on end, gliding through snowy woodlands outside her Flathead Lake home as capably as she finger-weaves at one of her five looms.
“Weaving calms me.
“Life is complicated and extremely nerve wracking. Weaving is a very quiet pursuit. It’s a slow, tedious process, and that’s what I like about it. At 3 inches an hour, it’s not quick, but it’s something I really have to do.”
My art is influenced by every aspect of my life. Allow me to share that with you in your home.
“Music has also been a part of my life for a long time,” Joan has taught voice and various instruments for 28 years.
As a violist, Joan has performed on stages around the U.S. as well as in Italy, France, Peru, and Chile.
Wherever her travels have taken her, stateside or abroad, Joan has bought all kinds of yarn imaginable to use in her weavings.