Terry Henley was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. On vacation trip over thirty years ago he went to New York City and immediately decided that this was the place for him. He has been living and working here ever since.

His working life was spent in the Information Technology field as a computer programmer and systems analyst. The binary logic of computers and loom weaving have parallels. From his profession into the realm of weaving which uses similar logic was an easy step.

After learning the basics of weaving Terry studied weaving extensively at Fashion Institute of Technology in Manhattan.

Terry has taught beginning four-shaft weaving to children and adults from private classes to groups of 25. In 2012, he taught a two session "A Taste of Weaving" to the 108 student 10th grade class at the High School of Fashion. This program, which he and Darby Downey set up, and taught, introduced students to basic plain, twill and pattern weaving on four-shaft looms.

He has demonstrated weaving and spinning at The Museum of Art and Design, King Manor Museum, Dyckman Farmhouse Museum, Morris Jumel Mansion, The New York Public Library and the "Medieval Festival".

Terry's work has been exhibited in galleries in New York and he sells his work at the Hudson Mohawk Weavers Guild Show & Sale in Albany. A large part of his work is done on commission. He weaves shawls, scarves, towels, rugs and wall hangings. Terry and Darby Downey founded Cross Town Shuttlers, a weaving challenge group 10 years ago.


"My fascination with weaving began over thirty years ago when I toured Les Gobelins weaving studios in Paris. The color, light and sound were intoxicating. I returned to New York and enrolled in weaving classes at FIT where I studied with Nell Znamierowski, Desirée Koslin, and Lene Hougaard. Although tapestry is what had first drawn me to weaving I decided that loom controlled designs and weaves were what I wanted to do.

"Currently the stimulus of the challenges from Cross Town Shuttlers inspires me most. Creating a woven piece that meets the challenge often requires unique patterns, colors and texture combinations. The results lead me to extend the work by modifying scale, color or other elements to arrive at unique pieces. They act as a springboard for extended exploration.

"All my work is one of a kind. Scarves range in price from $85 to $125. Shawls range from $100 to $150. Towels are $20 to $35 each. "

100% Tencel - Crepe Weave