Beth Ross Johnson

After learning to weave from students of Norman Kennedy, Beth Ross Johnson became interested in the folk textiles of Japan. She has had two extensive stays in Japan to study kasuri and sakiori and holds an MFA in textiles from Georgia State University. Recent interest in the cotton and linen ikats of France and Spain and in weaving the stitched patterns of sashiko have resulted in recently published articles on these subjects in VAV and Complex Weavers.

Beth maintains a studio in Black Mountain, N.C., teaches at craft schools, and as an adjunct professor in art and art history at a number of institutions.