Textile Art - Jill Dian Izzard - Textile Artist

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


Spirit of the Stitch

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Primrose Blanket Book

Posted by jilltextileart on December 14, 2014 at 12:50 PM Comments comments (2)

This was such a wonderful project to stitch during the gloomy days of winter...bright yellows, oranges and mango colours livened each page. It is huge, very squidgy and fun.... and I made a cotton bag in which to keep it from a vintage traycloth....


Posted by jilltextileart on November 8, 2014 at 9:00 AM Comments comments (4)

...and now The Vessel from the wonderful Lynda Monk Workshop is completed...

Haiku & Kantha Fabric Book

Posted by jilltextileart on November 5, 2014 at 8:15 AM Comments comments (4)


After two years of stitching in between studying I finally completed this soft padded book - using old dyed cotton sheets and vintage lace - kantha stitched with pure silk thread...

Mysterious woman - now completed

Posted by jilltextileart on October 19, 2014 at 1:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Very pleased this mammoth layered piece is now completed...I thoroughly enjoyed making it - it was my therapy cloth during my study time with OU in Art History!

Mysterious woman continues....

Posted by jilltextileart on June 29, 2014 at 5:50 AM Comments comments (2)

I continue to stitch this large panel on a daily basis...all hand stitching as my needle guides me....I add extra scraps of lace and fabric as I stitch....


Posted by jilltextileart on April 3, 2014 at 2:35 PM Comments comments (1)

Today I visited the Boro Exhibition at Somerset House in London. A wonderful exhibition showing  rare Japanese indigo patched textiles which appear to transcend their origins - to become exquisite objects of abstract art.


V V Rouleaux - an amazing shop!

Posted by jilltextileart on March 25, 2014 at 7:45 AM Comments comments (2)


Posted by jilltextileart on March 13, 2014 at 3:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Today I met Wendy at The Spring Knitting and Stitching show...I just loved her wonderful coat - and thought I'd share it with you all...


Mr Kingfisher

Posted by jilltextileart on February 2, 2014 at 11:30 AM Comments comments (0)

 so thrilled to spot Mr Kingfisher at Verulamium Lake this afternoon....he was sitting there posing - or maybe just basking in the sun. Such a beautiful day.