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

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Now please don't think that because we have another loosely connected domestic image here that I am on a mission to become domestic goddess of the way! I just had to show you this. I cut into my red pepper....and had triplets! How exciting!

And here they are on my chopping board. I was that excited, like I am when I get a double yolk in my egg. Maybe I don't get out enough......

Now on to the main event. Here are my cloths at the exhibition, hung exactly as they should be, like kitchen cloths, like wraps around those things that are precious. If anyone touches them whilst they are hanging it may spoil the drape so I am debating wether to visit them on a regular basis to ensure they stay correctly hung.

And have you noticed my cute flickr badge on the right of the page. I did that today. For someone who couldn't even click and drag three weeks ago I am making tremendous progress!


Camilla said...

I love how the cloths are hung- really works very well. The pepper on the other hand is a little bit creepy if you ask me.

Ulla said...

Your flickr show is excellent and you have done a great job putting it together. I'm grateful to have a tutoring daughter who has just explained to me how I can look at the pictures on flickr. You are so far ahead!

Anonymous said...

I'm impressed...Flickr in the sidebar! If only my son would spend a bit longer with me at the computer then maybe I could figure out how to do that!! I think gray hair is actually brain matter seeping out...maybe that's my problem! I LOVE the way you hung the cloths - they are so, so beautiful!! The pepper is hilarious! Triplets! Loved it!

ladysnail said...

hello. i found your blog via natural attrills blog. your kitchen cloths look beautiful. dx.