It is always interesting to hear creative people talk about their practice but we were particularly interested to hear how Dianne had swapped the flexibility of stitch and fabric for the hard and rather unforgiving material -wood. When Dianne was a member of Cheshire Textiles she used the techniques of quilting and applique to depict cartoon like characters, always with an underlying humorous message.
It has taken many, many hours to learn her new skill of wood turning and carving and as with Dianne's textiles, her attention to detail and presentation is a pleasure to see. The top image illustrates her wit and humour, central to everything she makes, whatever the material.
It was a privilege to see and touch the beautiful, tactile pieces and marvel at the wonderful set of hand tools she uses. Thank you Dianne, it was lovely to see your work.