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 1, 2008

More Samples

I have added more samples to the shop today. If these are well received I may make more, different ones, as I aim for everything I make to be unique. I will have to see what happens as I am working on another cloth at the moment and we all know how long they take.
My imagination is also working overtime on another item to make which I am going to try and sample this evening as I shall be all on my lonesome!
This image is from a small patchwork sample, embellished with hand embroidery and appliqued embroidery transfer.

This is another patchwork sample with a small pocket and button fastening. Again, it also has embroidered surface embellishment.
Densley pleated, this piece has an edge of handmade chinese knots.
I edged this sample with prairie points cut from a piece of embroidered text. It is a while since I made this and I have been racking my brains as to what the text read before I cut it up but I am afraid it won't come back to me. I am certain though that it would have been one of my quotes regarding motherhood, that's all I ever use for my embroidered text.
This sample is probably my favourite and I shall really miss it if someone buys it. Consisting of three strips of text, each one is fastened with a chinese knot and rouleau loop to fulfill the need I have to conceal my words.
There are more images and longer descriptions of all these in the shop if you want to pop over and have a look.
Have a happy day!

1 comment:

sparkle jars said...

Your workmanship is spectacular! I am always inspired by your posts.