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, October 21, 2008
My evenings this week have been spent in preparation for next weeks embroidery marathon. I am creating components for what I hope will be several swaddling bands. If all goes to plan I should have plenty of time next week to put one or two pieces together, get them finished. Keep your fingers crossed please because as we speak I am still without a washing machine, the pile is growing steadily, in fact I am in danger of getting lost in my own laundry! Hopefully a nice man is going to come to my rescue some time on thursday, he will be welcomed with a fanfare! So here we have more pieces for another idea. More of my tiny text squares, and some tiny text squares in this technique, the old faithful!
There is also more of this going on for something I can't say much about, but I had to show you incase you thought I was getting lazy!
And......................I managed to buy some new fabric, online of course, as if I have time to go to the shops! I am so pleased that it arrived today so tonight I am going to start another idea with that. I hope to show you more before the weekend, stay tuned!