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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Norah Jones Trophy

Posted by Jill Izzard on September 21, 2015 at 2:10 PM Comments comments (0)

I won this with my 'Bettys' Time for Tea panel..... and here is a tiny detail from it...

so many - sew many -

Posted by Jill Izzard on July 14, 2015 at 3:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Behind the Curtain

Posted by Jill Izzard on March 7, 2015 at 4:55 PM Comments comments (0)

I stitched this woven piece as a sample for a workshop I held at Hertfordshire branch of the Embroiderers Guild with all my friends - we all had a wonderful time and everyone went home with a piece of work to transform into a bag, pot or panel.... lovely day indeed.

Stitch - Moonlight Moments

Posted by Jill Izzard on January 25, 2015 at 10:15 AM Comments comments (2)

 I enjoyed making this kantha stitched panel from oddments of fabric I found at home, from  our EG SalesTable and Charity shops! Heavily stitched yet a joy to make. Instructions on how to make this panel can be found in Stitch with the Embroiderers' Guild magazine

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Primrose Blanket Book

Posted by Jill Izzard 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 Jill Izzard 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 Jill Izzard 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...

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Mysterious woman - now completed

Posted by Jill Izzard 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 Jill Izzard 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....