DianeHamillFiberArt

An Adventure in Design

My mother was of the generation of women that wore headscarves.  You know, like Queen Elizabeth.  The Queen is often photographed with the two accessories she wears most….her purse and/or a headscarf.  The Queen was born in 1926, my mother was born in 1928, so perhaps that accounts for their preference for a headscarf.  For …

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This summer I added another chapter to the story of the friendship of Aly and Diane, as we celebrated 50 years of friendship. It all started in the summer of 1969 when I was a guest in the Vinke home in Harderwijk, The Netherlands. I participated in an exchange program through International 4-H Clubs Teen …

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  A “Heritage” blanket is a very special work of art!  This one was created from the cashmere sweaters worn by a client’s father.  When she contacted me asking if I would make some scarves for her, I hesitated, knowing that my vision and a client’s vision is sometimes very different, but we agreed to …

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    Last year I went on a trip to France.  The tour was with the Daughters of the American Revolution and focused on the anniversary of the end of WWI.  We visited several of the American military cemeteries and monuments in France maintained by the American Battle Monument Commission.  These cemeteries are beautifully cared …

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  This poor little cashmere baby blanket is lost!!  It is wandering around all by itself somewhere out there in the world, alone and needing to find it’s home.  It started life as a pile of cashmere sweaters.  They were purchase by me at various resale shops, washed and slightly felted, cut into large pieces, …

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