Dr. Wendy Landry is a textile scholar and art educator with 45 years of weaving experience. For over 20 years, she has focused her research on velvet weaving around the world. In addition to ordinary historical research, she engages in experimental archeology to excavate its underdocumented techniques and technologies. She has documented the collection of Coptic textiles at the Mus? des Beaux-Arts de Montr?l and given papers and workshops on the subject of Coptic weaving and linen velvets of antiquity. Landry has taught on the faculty of Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. She has also done textile analysis for Parks Canada on archeological textiles excavated mainly in Quebec City. She lives in Nova Scotia with her husband and several looms, including a drawloom whose pattern mechanism she built herself. For more velvet resources and to see her work, visit www.veloutiere.ca.

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