About — Jane Butler


Jane earned a degree in textiles and applied design, then managed a fabric store, leading the chain of 40 shops with the highest sales per square foot. Several jobs in sales and marketing finally led to establishing her own advertising agency in which she developed marketing plans and produced the materials to fulfill those ideas. She served as Marketing Director for a nonprofit association for a few years before finally acknowledging that the only satisfying line of work would have to include fiber. For several years Jane was Executive Director of Springwater Workshop, a nonprofit school which offers a year-round selection of classes in weaving, surface design and other fiber arts as well as an extensive program of outreach and demonstrations of traditional fiber arts. She developed and then served as show director for the annual Arts in the Alley fine art and craft festival in Purcellville, VA, for three years. Currently she is a marketing consultant, still working with her original client for more than 25 years; creates fiber sculptures; and has published crochet and sewing designs in many magazines and craft books.

Mike is also a native of the northern Virgina area and has enjoyed a long career in luxury home building, custom cabinet-making, and historic renovation. He has developed the skills necessary to perform all phases of construction projects including operating and maintaining heavy equipment, driving commercial trucks, welding, sand-blasting, and solving problems unique to historic buildings.

In 2006 Jane & Mike tired of the ever-increasing traffic and oppressive summer weather of Washington and moved to NH. Short Hill Studio is in the Monadnock region of New Hampshire surrounded by tall pine forests, wetlands and plenty of wildlife.

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June 15, 2024