Jamie Lynn Bowen is a Calgary based fibre and textile artist who is also passionate about the environment. She melds these two passions together by focusing on natural and local materials to create her art. Focusing on materials such as wool, cotton and natural dyes that she grows, forages or sources sustainably she creates wearable art as well as fun and functional creations.
She began her journey in fibre arts in 2001 where she immersed herself in classes of knitting, spinning and textiles and then in 2013 began needle felting with her partner and started their joint fibre business The General Bean. In the summer of 2021 Jamie began a journey in natural dyes which now brings all of her passions together. Being able to grow and dye her own supplies has deepened her connection to the art forms. 2022 marks the beginning of her own practice as Dandy Lynn Studio.