Dijanne Cevaal

Gellibrand, Victoria, Australia


My quilts are a product of a lifelong engagement with textiles, the mobility of the stitch, the interaction of colour created by dyeing and printing, and the creation of stories. As a small child I built constructions that were stitched and embroidered and this love of embroidery continued through my teenage and adult years. I have finished a Masters degree at Charles Sturt University which has pushed me to examine the textile surface in a more immediate way, not simply as a vehicle for imagery, but a return to the touch and textuality of textiles, its intimacy and its narrative content.

I also teach widely the techniques I employ in my work. All the fabrics in my work are hand dyed, and I employ simple printing techniques to create original one-off fabrics used in my work. I love simple resist techniques such as folding and tieing, having fallen in love with the indigo cloth of West Africa. I tend to work in fairly simple colour contrasts though the cloth I use is often complex in the colours they contain. Stitching both by machine and hand are important elements, as is the creation of texture. My work is much inspired by the Australian landscape, and in particular the Otways, where I work and live with my three daughters and husband, on one hectare of land in a recycled house.

It's a Hot Continent  © 2004 Dijanne Cevaal
It's a Hot Continent
©2004
10"h x 10"w each
If Hundertwasser Had Lived in the Otways © 2004 Dijanne Cevaal
If Hundertwasser Had Lived in the Otways
©2004
54"h x 54"w
Inspired by Drochel © 2005 Dijanne Cevaal
Inspired by Drochel
©2005
98.5"h x 47.25"w
Ribbon Lace  © 2004 Dijanne Cevaal
Ribbon Lace
©2004
98.5"h x 71"w

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