I am Jane Whitten, a basket maker and knitter presently living in Summerside, Prince Edward Island (PEI), Canada. Born in Australia, I have spent much of my adult life in eastern Canada learning to make baskets and establishing my craft practice. At the same time, I worked as a teacher and special education consultant in Newfoundland and Labrador (NL), Nova Scotia, and later in Australia.

Although I have been knitting since I was a child it wasn’t until the 1980s when I was living on Fogo Island, NL, that I started creating my own award-winning knitting designs. In the 1990s after I had moved to Nova Scotia I was introduced to basketry through the NS Basketry Guild where I received intensive training from locally celebrated basket makers Joleen Gordon, Eileen Hubley, and Heather Sanft. Since then I have advanced my creative work with internationally known contemporary basket makers Lois Walpole, Hisako Sekijima, Lissa Hunter, John Garrett, and Jackie Abrams.

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Last Updated August 3, 2022