Designer – Janell Wysock

Janell Wysock

Brand: JWT

Bio: Janell Wysock Tex­tiles is a maker of finely crafted knitwear and wovens for men and women. JWT gar­ments include sea­sonal, con­tem­po­rary col­lec­tions of dresses, sweaters, tunics, pon­chos, skirts, shawls, cowls, scarves, hats, leg warm­ers and gloves for ladies AND scarves and gloves for gen­tle­men. Prices range from $36-$98 for easy, every­day acces­sories up to $500 for one-of-a-kind state­ment pieces.

Janell Wysock grew up with an inter­est in and love for pat­tern and color in nature. That love later trans­lated into expres­sion through tex­tile design. The rhythm of sequences, light and tex­ture found in the nat­ural world is brought to life in her ready to wear cre­ations made through the weav­ing process or hand loomed on the knit­ting machine.

Active in the Philadel­phia arts com­mu­nity with a spe­cial attach­ment to her Alma mater, Moore Col­lege of Art and Design, Janell serves on the Alumni board and is involved in annual Alumni hap­pen­ings. She teaches Young Artist Work­shops at Moore and works with Mul­ti­cul­tural Youth Exchange, whose mis­sion is to teach youth social respon­si­bil­ity and how to be proac­tive in their com­mu­nity. Wysock also has been know to hold weav­ing classes to share her love of the craft. Orig­i­nally she taught at the Cecil­ian Cen­ter for Earth Arts and Spirit in Mount Airy, and more recently in Old City at the MYX head­quar­ters and soon at her 915 Spring Gar­den Street stu­dio space which is a won­der­ful sen­sory visit for any fan of color, tex­ture, and tex­tile. Janell wel­comes home school chil­dren, and small classes to visit to expand their idea of art, craft, and weav­ing on Fri­days as well as those inter­ested in see­ing the newest fash­ion­able prod­ucts in her stu­dio bou­tique. Con­tact Janell to arrange for an appointment.