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, April 6, 2008

Today I have spent my day making curtains for my daughter. I swear, and you are my witnesses, that I will never make curtains again, and isn't it weird how you can embroider and create 'art' 24/7, yet when it comes to curtains rubbish is an inadequate description. I am working on the cloth still, but how many images of me damp stretching text can you take, not many more I think. I have been doing the embroiderers equivalent of doodling though. These are recent 'doodles'. I am sure they will be used in something sometime.

I am going to put a couple of things in the shop now so pop over if you like and take a look and thanks so much for all the lovely comments I have had lately, I appreciate it.


Ulla said...

I feel I ought to put gloves on when I see the loveliest of all thread shining in the first picture!

James said...

Can you make me some curtains please mum :) x