For centuries women have used cloth as a tool of comfort and as an expression of beauty within their homes. Creating cloth for warmth, cloth for shelter, our female predecessors embellished these linens with hand stitch using laborious and time consuming techniques thereby enhancing the functional beauty of objects which enveloped and protected their families. Inspired by these women I hope my creations pay tribute to and recognise the devotion expressed in cloth by our female ancestors .

''the use of traditional often time consuming process alludes to the devotion of a mother''. c K. A. Ruane 2007

Friday, October 26, 2007

I have been sorting through some drawers today and found these paper napkins. They were sent to me some time ago by my sister in law who lives in Vasteras, Sweden. Apparently she has a friend, Mayann, who heard I was interested in design and thought I might like to have these. I had forgotten how lovely they are, apparently they are an old design by a famous Swedish artist. If you know anything about this artist, or design, please let me know.

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