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

Thursday, November 1, 2007

works above c julie arkell
1st of november and I think I just made my first mistake of the month!! I have signed up for this..... meaning that I have to post every day for the whole of november! Rambling incoherently will commence around the 10th!!!

Today I am back onto things I covet. These gorgeous creatures are the result of the amazing creativity of Julie Arkell. Buy this months embroidery mag for the article, it is totaly inspirational. I also think that she will be featured in this months Selvedge magazine. Her recent book features images of her workroom, vintage fabrics, notions, haberdashery, a work room to die for. Julie's work is also due to be exhibited at the Knitting and Stitching show in Harrogate, 22-25 nov.

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