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







Saturday, February 7, 2009

Chaos update and a little bit of embroidery

Chaos......definitely ongoing. The house is unfit for human habitation. Boxes everywhere, bin bags everywhere, insanity growing, stubbed toe's galore. On a positive note, a good excuse to refuse to cook and order a take away! This time next week it will all be over and more importantly I will be on holiday, so it's a deep breath, count to ten, shut my eyes and hold on tight. It is going to be worth it, I can't wait for my new bedroom.
Remember I told you I had definitely been embroidering, well here's the proof, a massive shop update today. There are lots and lots of 'funky puffs' and six new pincushions.















Now I need to decide whether to finish this or start on my new idea. Then I am wondering if I shouldn't start anything until the house is sorted out and the builders have gone. Whatever I decide I will definitely be back in the week, I have more sketchbook work to show you. Now I have to go and fill a few more boxes and throw out some more junk!

6 comments:

Miss 376 said...

What a lovely display. Be thinking of you during this week, hope you manage to keep sane

Ulla said...

The pincushion on the left on the bottom row is my favourite! Good luck with the building work. I would recommend starting the new idea after you have the new bedroom, so you can start a permanent project area for it.

Camilla said...

Wow- that's productivity on a grand scale!

jude said...

good grief they are multiplying!

Victoria said...

Holy-moly, everything is just FABULOUS!!! My heart is going thumpty-thump, beating with textile love.

Robin Olsen said...

Your whole blog is gorgeous with exquisite work. I love these little puff balls.