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

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

More for Etsy

My latest Cloth is under way but at the very early, not very interesting stage. I have however put some more small embroidered pieces on etsy today. The first, fourth, fifth and six images here are all from the same piece of work, a large piece with cutwork, applique, lace and embroidery sections. (I know it would be easier to have had them run consecutively but I can't get them to move...sorry!)

This piece (below) contains various techniques, couching, embroidery and applique.
Whilst this one also has some cutwork.
This one is purely a selection of hand embroidery stitches.

It may be that you have seen small sections of these before, I have been working on them for a while, just picking them up every so often. Anyway, now they are finished.
I am going away for a few days now, to visit my lovely daughter.
I hope you still come to visit and leave comments, please, please, please............................
See you next week xx


Ulla said...

I love them all!
And I wish you have a nice time with your daughter, including some shopping and tea and cakes.

ewa-christine said...

You are GREAT, I loved everyone of your stuff!
I am a new blogger, and a friend of Gunnels.
Have a good day

ewa-christine said...

Hello again
It´s wright I can not so much english so I only (now) wright in Swedish. Sorry, byt I think maybe in the future can wright english.
I was lovley that you wright in my blogg, because I can understand english (but spelling and writing is not so good) I´l try.....

But I am impressed in your whit work. And I wonder about yoru work, is it big? And please what have you make more - in white?

I am learning me blogging (dont know if this word is ok) and I must say that it is a lot of bloggs out there, but I find some bloggs who I come again and look in. Your blogg there have I looked in a lot of times, and it is so lovley to se.

A secret (!) I have also make a lot of white Mini-Art-Quilts but they have to wait because I shall have them for a speciell moments 2010......but they come after that.

Many thanks for you comments in my blogg.

Have a great day

Jesse said...

I just found your blog through Paperiarre.... the things you make are so beautiful!