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, April 22, 2008

I have hardly done any work at all these past two days. Various events have overtaken me (I won't share because I don't want you all yawning and falling asleep) Anyway, the upshot is that my 'mini cloths' will not be ready for the shop until at least thursday and my latest Wrapping Cloth is severely neglected. I did manage to tack some transfer printed fabric onto petal templates last night as a finish for one of the mini cloths, hopefully these will be appliqued and damp stretched by the morning, fingers crossed!

On another subject, I delivered these two cloths to a gallery in Bacup this morning. I didn't even get lost on the way which is an achievement for me. I have absolutely no sense of direction, I even turn the wrong way coming out of my own front door.....I kid you not!

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