‘Fibre is my passion, weaving is my addiction.’
Dianne works from her studio at Pio Shores, Waihi Beach looking across the Pacific Ocean to Tuhua (Mayor) Island.
She is thrilled by the process of turning fibre into a functional and beautiful piece of art.
She uses both an eight-shaft floor loom and a 16-shaft compu-dobby loom creating exquisite fine wraps, shawls, scarves and fabric and scrumptious mohair blankets, combining wool, mohair, cotton and silk in a variety of weave structures. Dianne prefers to work with natural fibres and often includes beads and bright coloured dye work to complement the design. She will add man-made fibres for the textural experience and visual excitement to further enhance a unique item.