About The Artist


Pittsburgh-based fiber artist Janette Barbosa was born and raised in National City, CA and is a proud daughter of Mexican immigrants. She attributes her hard work ethic and love for diversity to her strong cultural roots. She continuously references her background and experiences as having shaped her art and worldview. 

She specializes in contemporary macramé and macraweaves, and she also has a passion for knitting. Deeply inspired by abstract artists, such as Piet Mondrian, and rope artist, Windy Chien, Janette uses different colored rope, yarn, and knots, to develop unique fiber art wall hangings and functional pieces.

Janette received her Bachelor of Arts in American Studies from the University of California, Berkeley, and her Master of Education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She was first introduced to fiber art by her husband in 2018 as he suggested she knit to help with her anxiety. In December of 2020, while in an episode of deep depression, macramé provided an outlet that gave her a newfound purpose. Janette truly healed through the world of fiber art. She looks forward to continuing developing her techniques and to working with her local, national, and international fiber art community.