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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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.....published this week January 2015 - Issue 93. Helen's beautiful work can also be seen in the same Issue on page 25  see photo below.... Helen is an expert at Colonial Knots!

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...

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....


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


Posted by Jill Izzard 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...