We move forward from two successful exhibitions in 2016 in Prague and in the USA to the challenge of an exhibition in the Netherlands in the Autumn. We continue to work on A2 sized pieces in portrait format and will be producing four pieces over the year with the theme of 'Freedom'. An essential part of our art is working in series to a common format which does give us all a framework for our creative endeavours.

Friday, 21 December 2012


"I am late , so very very late" said the March hare, but I will get there before 2013!
I have already mentioned this piece on my blog and in a sense it was a tryout as I am working on a book about France, but I wanted to try, my travellers' blanket type stitching on a piece of ivory silk to see whether it warranted making it bigger kind of inspired by provence bouti but not quite. I do like the result ( though I didn't until the last stitch went in) but I have decided that the piece is at present uncharacteristic of my style and what i do. Every now and then you do have to try something different.So it does represent a little of where I am in , and that is not in ivory dupioni!However I will try it on coloured dupioni silk and I think I may make a stamp of some kind to stamp onto some coloured Thai silk scraps someone once sent me- that feel smore like what I do. I do like the quiet presence of the ivory piece and that perhaps is also a reflection of where I find myself  at the moment.

 The first photos is without all the stitching and the photo below is of it all stitched and of course a detail photo!

It's entirely hand stitched with rayon threads which I get from the Spinners and Weavers Guild in the UK- i love those threads but was a bit gobsmacked when they increased the price by  more than 200 % this last year.


  1. Well done Dijanne - fabulous! I'm not so sure about the uncharacteristic statement - probably the fact that it's on white is the most of it - as you say putting it on colour will be more like you.

  2. Wow, Dijanne, that took loads of work and I think it is beautiful.I was reading Quilting Arts Magazine whilst coming back from Switzerland yesterday and I suddenly realised that I was reading about YOU and on the cover, too!! What fame! Your blanket is wonderful.A book about France?? Hope your 2013 is more peaceful.