Sentinelles textile art exhibition 1

Sentinelles textile art exhibition 2

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Magnificent Embroidered Textiles

 

 

IN 2011 DIJANNE CEVAAL EMBARKED ON A PROJECT ENTITLED THE SENTINELLES – AN EXHIBITION WHICH ORIGINALLY CONSISTED OF A NUMBER OF LARGE PIECES BY DIJANNE SOME OF WHICH YOU CAN SEE IN THE CURRENT DISPLAY.

 

 

 

She then hand printed smaller panels that could be bought by others to create embroideries, and each purchaser of these hand printed panels could embroider or embellish the pieces in their own way. The resulting contributions by stitchers throughout France and Australia led to Dijanne hatching a plan to exhibit them. This attracted more attention and women from Switzerland, England and the USA also embraced the project.

 

Each piece explores aspects of the earth and each sentinel deals with aspects of the environment. The term Sentinelle infers watching over.

 

 

“I am so grateful to all the wonderful women who have created these pieces, who have put so much of their heart and soul into the pieces and who have graciously agreed to let them travel the world so that you can enjoy them.”

 

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Dijanne has recently returned from a successful exhibition tour with the Sentinelles in France. This moving display can currently be seen in Australia at the following craft events before returning to France by popular demand.

 

September 11 – 14 in Newcastle at The Stitches & Craft Show
October 8 – 12 in Brisbane at the Craft & Quilt Fair
October 23 – 26 in Melbourne at The Stitches & Craft Show
November 13 – 16 in Adelaide at the Craft & Quilt Fair

You can read more about Dijanne at her blog

 

 

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5 thoughts on “Embroidered Textiles”

  1. Do you think you could bring the exhibition to New Zealand? The Craft and Quilt Fair is coming to Hamilton in August 2015. This would be a great venue for this type of exhibition.

    1. Hi Marianne. The Sentinelles display will be returning to France for ongoing exhibition commitments at the beginning of the year so we won’t be able to bring it to Craft & Quilt Fair in NZ at this stage. However we will let you know if there is any change.

  2. my friends and I were lucky enough to see the Sentinels at Newcastle craft show today and we were amazed by the beautiful work. Could you tell me if it is possible for us to obtain three of the Sentinels to add our own heart and soul to this amazing journey. Many thanks.

  3. HI Julie Comber
    Alas the sentinelle project has no more prints available as my linocut print came to the end of its life. However there has been such interest that I have started a new project called the medieval project there are available at present a queen from Chartres Cathedral and a king- look on my blog or facebook page to see images. or email me directly.
    Kindly Dijanne

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