Fibre Art & Quilts

Mixed Media/Fibre Art, Kansas Sunset - Waiting for a Breeze c Diane Duncan 2014

Mixed Media/Fibre Art, Kansas Sunset – Waiting for a Breeze © Diane Duncan 2014

My roots in sewing and stitching are never far below the surface, in fact, I’ve become like one of those aerial plants with my roots exposed! Although I work in a number of media – I like variety and one media informs another – I always return to fibre!

 

 

Preparing for the Botanical Reflections Exhibition

Posted by on December 4, 2016 in Featured Flag, Fibre Art & Quilts | 0 comments

Preparing for the Botanical Reflections Exhibition

This is just an advance peek at what is happening in the studio. I’m battling a flu bug at the moment so haven’t taken the ‘official’ exhibition photos for submission to the Fibre Art Network (FAN) ‘Botanical Reflections’ exhibition and sale to open at Van Dusen Gardens in Vancouver on 27 January 2017. These were quick shots taken with my tablet under low light conditions after I completed the framing this afternoon and better images will be forthcoming. Van Dusen Gardens is an internationally recognized...

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Focus on Fibre Exhibition

Posted by on August 3, 2016 in Featured Flag, Fibre Art & Quilts | 1 comment

Focus on Fibre Exhibition

    I’ve been watching for additional shows to enter and a couple of years ago I had flagged the ‘Focus on Fibre‘, a biennial exhibition in Edmonton as a possibility. The 2016 theme ‘My Heritage’ was especially appealing as it fits so well with my current work direction. Over the past couple of years I have been working on a piece ‘just because’ I wanted to, without a schedule or plan for it! It fit beautifully with this theme. Thus ‘Ripples in Time’ came into being! I was...

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SAQA Calgary Road Trip Exhibition

Posted by on July 29, 2016 in Exhibitions & Shows, Featured Flag, Fibre Art & Quilts | 0 comments

SAQA Calgary Road Trip Exhibition

Last year a group of Calgary and area Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA) decided to meet and share ideas. This gathering resulted in the assembly of an exhibition ‘Road Trip’. The theme was an invitation to share memories or dreams of a road trip. This show was non-juried and limited to new work. It portrays a wide variety of artist styles and interpretations. Earlier this year, this exhibition was shown at the Fish Creek and Crowfoot libraries in Calgary. During the month of August Road Trip will be shown at the High River...

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Me: Diane Duncan 2016 – Mixing Old Traditions with the New

Posted by on July 27, 2016 in Exhibitions & Shows, Featured Flag, Fibre Art & Quilts, Mixed Media, This And that! | 0 comments

Me: Diane Duncan 2016 – Mixing Old Traditions with the New

I am the third generation to appear in this series and what do I say about this piece and myself? For me the series has been about family traditions and memories and the richness to be gained by passing these on to subsequent generations. In previous posts I have talked about Grandmothers and the legacy they left me, my parents and how they influenced my view of the world. This fifth piece is about the synthesis that occurs when that ingrained influence of the past is combined with the world of today. Creating Me: Diane Duncan 2016 In...

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Dad Ernie – Fabric Manipulation/Assemblage

Posted by on July 27, 2016 in Community & Family History, Featured Flag, Fibre Art & Quilts, Mixed Media | 0 comments

Dad Ernie – Fabric Manipulation/Assemblage

Although Dad didn’t participate in needle crafts, he inspired my work in many other ways. I chose to include him in ‘The Tie That Binds’ because we shared an interest in genealogy that led to my desire to record family history in a variety of ways.  In this piece, I even included one of his favorite ties! Early Life JRE Miller (Ernie) was born at Glen Tay during WW1, attend Glen Tay Public School (SS#3 Bathurst, also my alma mater) and completed Grade 10 at Perth Collegiate Institute. During his time in high school he was...

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Mom Evelyn – Needlework/Assemblage

Posted by on July 26, 2016 in Community & Family History, Featured Flag, Fibre Art & Quilts, Mixed Media | 0 comments

Mom Evelyn – Needlework/Assemblage

Evelyn Mather was an only daughter and grew up on a farm near Balderson ON with her three brothers. She didn’t talk a lot about her childhood but based on information from Uncle Gord, her early childhood may have been greatly affected by her Mother’s farm accident. She seems to have had a love of needlework all her life and was probably inspired by her Mother’s work. Mom was a star pupil in SS#9 Bathurst and went on to do well in her studies at Perth Collegiate Institute. She completed her senior matriculation and went on to...

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