Textile Art - Jill Dian Izzard - Textile Artist

From abstract through to traditional - colourful and sometimes embellished textile art


Margaret's Shoes

Posted by Jill Izzard on September 7, 2012 at 1:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Such amazing shoes....seen when I visited Margaret's MA Visual Arts Exhibition today in Camberwell College, London. Her work is amazing and so are those shoes!


Posted by Jill Izzard on August 30, 2012 at 6:05 AM Comments comments (0)

...and yet more printing with my Gelli Arts printing plate and some fabric paints and cut out papers.....:)

Stitching a welcome to 'Athletes of the World'

Posted by Jill Izzard on August 18, 2012 at 6:20 PM Comments comments (2)

Today I was stewarding at  'Stitching a welcome to Athletes of the World' a tribute in stitch by members of the Embroiderers' Guild - an exhibition of Stitched Postcards.  This event continues  until September 22 in The Crypt of St Martin in the Fields, London. It is a stunning exhibition and well worth a visit.

'Chepstow Bunting Cushion'

Posted by Jill Izzard on August 10, 2012 at 7:30 PM Comments comments (1)

This cushion has been made from a beautiful heavy linen. A huge cushion with artwork stitched onto the linen.

 A reminder of a pleasant day in Chepstow visiting the Castle and surrounding area and sitting alongside the river Wye.

Bountiful Bunting

Posted by Jill Izzard on August 9, 2012 at 4:25 AM Comments comments (1)

I've decided the Chepstow Panel will be turned into a cushion ....such bountiful bunting - depicted in a photo and now quilted - Linen will be used as a backing.

Instinctive Quilt Art

Posted by Jill Izzard on August 7, 2012 at 2:15 PM Comments comments (2)

Liz showed a small group of us stitchers how to do Instinctive Quilting today. I now need to add another layer and get stitching. This abstract piece is based on a recent trip to Chepstow!

In the Forest...

Posted by Jill Izzard on August 6, 2012 at 10:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Whilst in  The Forest of Dean I found the many woods and forests  atmospheric and sometimes felt as though I was being watched as I wandered amongst the tall trees or sat by a  pool in Cannop Forest or tried to find my way out of Puzzle Wood! Today I found this poem by Mick Wood:


Walk in this forest at dawn

and you're led

At dusk

and you're followed...................................copyright prevents me from recording it all here....but it certainly reminded me of the forest in which I recently walked....

 Puzzle Wood in The Forest of Dean



Joyce 100

Posted by Jill Izzard on June 1, 2012 at 5:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Today Pat, Caroline and I visited Joyce who will be 100 years old on Wednesday. We presented a handmade embroidered book to her; she was so thrilled with it.

Joyce was in excellent spirits and enjoyed showing us some of her embroidered and beaded projects. Here is just one of them:-

Joyce even made a beaded comb for Princess Diana and has received prizes for her exquisite work.

Edwardian pin cushion

Posted by Jill Izzard on May 21, 2012 at 3:15 AM Comments comments (2)

I found this old pin cushion in an emporium in Herne at the weekend.I spent ages browsing....