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, April 3, 2008

Do you remember how I was embroidering onto cotton tape with the intention of adding it to a panel of embroidered text? Well here is how it looks when it has been tightly pleated,

and here is how the lower edge looks as the pleats thin out to a flat section of embroidery.

I love the way it falls here at the bottom edge. This piece of work is now the start of 'wrapping cloth seven'. I am really excited about this cloth and have firm ideas on how it will progress.

I have been spending again!! This pencil case from paperiaarre was worth every penny. It's gorgeous. The zip is inserted so perfectly. I think I may have competition!

I mentioned yesterday that it is the exhibition preview this evening, I hope to get some images of cloth five and six 'in situ' to show you tomorrow. Wish me luck!


Kaija said...

You have no idea how much I spent on my grumpy weekend! I'm glad you like the pencil case, and I must say that I was pretty proud of that zipper :)

Today was a little less tiring, but I guess it'll take some time for me to get back to creative things.

Good luck with the preview! I can't wait to see new photos!

jennyflower said...

Definetly; good luck, I'm sure people will be moved by your work. I feel almost reverential when I look at it.

Needles said...

Jennyflower has it. That is exactly how I feel when I look at it. Good luck this weekend, Karen.