Mixed Media and Assemblage

Fibre Art

The Lure of the Open Road © 2014 Diane Duncan

I seem to be turning more and more to mixing things up! Memorabilia, textiles, beads and whatever seem to be creeping into my work. I love texture and working in assemblage and mixed media help to fulfil this need!

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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Grandma Bella – Quilting/Assemblage

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

Grandma Bella – Quilting/Assemblage

Grandma Bella was a little more of an unknown to me when I undertook this series for the TREX exhibition. Although Grandma and Grandpa Mather were frequent visitors, especially for Sunday evening supper, they did not play as large a roll in my life as Granny Alice. As youngsters, we stayed with these grandparents for short periods during the summers and it was during these stays that I was able to take a few swimming lessons at the Perth swimming pool and actually take proficiency tests that allowed me to collect swimming badges! But,...

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Christmas Ornaments with a Four Year Old

Posted by on November 21, 2014 in Featured Flag, Mixed Media, This And that! | 0 comments

Christmas Ornaments with a Four Year Old

I’m learning to work with a short production week! I’ve got a four year old in my life who ‘loves’ doing crafts with Grandma. As she visits often, the weekend is often focused on our joint efforts. This is ‘work in progress’ of the start of our Christmas crafts. These Christmas ornaments are now dry and waiting for their hangers.

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