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







Wednesday, May 7, 2008

New Start

Wrapping Cloth Seven has gone into the shop today. This is a major event for me, my cloths have only really been seen, with a view to selling, in galleries before now. I will be keeping a very close watch on how it is received. Wish me luck!!





4 comments:

Victoria said...

This just blows my mind! Fantastic and beautiful. I have so much respect for the work that you do. Bravo!

Victoria said...

P.S. I just looked at this in your shop, and love the story and emotion behind this work. You are such a gifted artist!

jude said...

good luck!

www.potsandpins.com said...

As always - you are amazing! Your latest cloth is so lovely - and I just am awed at the amount of work you put into each one. I cannot believe though, that you do all that embroidery and then cut it apart! But then, you ARE an artist! I'm so happy to come to your blog and see your work - don't ever apologize for working instead of blogging!!! Nan