Layna Bentley is a hand weaver, textile artist, teacher and antique button collector. She has been hand weaving for over 40 years. For twenty years she specialized in one-of-a-kind tailored handwoven jackets under the label Layna Fiberart. Today she has added dyeing and surface design techniques to her fiber art and enjoys weaving different patterns using up her vast yarn stash.
Layna’s work has been shown in galleries and wearable art shows throughout the Midwest, Colorado, and California. She has taught at numerous regional and national weaving conferences and guild workshops. Layna was one of two jurors for the 2004 Convergence International Weaving Conference fashion show and was guest juror for Fiber Celebration 2008 in Loveland, CO. She was one of three featured artists at the Hillestad Textiles Gallery, UNL, Lincoln, NE in 2010. Layna has recently retired from her professional life as a teacher of fashion merchandising and interior design.