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 20, 2009

A little break

Don't be too disturbed by my heading today, I'm only talking about one week max. It's my birthday on saturday and I have plans so I don't know when I will get to photograph again, get to finish things off etc. You know me though, blog addict, it won't be too long honest. I promised you progress pictures of my commissioned piece and here they are. It seems like such a long time since I created any patchwork, I had forgotten how much I enjoyed the tacking to card stage, very mentally unchallenging, a chance to ''veg out'' and think of anything, or nothing depending on your mood.
I still have some machine made paper lace to add to this before it can be put together. Infact I haven't even made the paper lace yet so that's another thing down to do on my tick list. These hexagons look quite ordinary and plain at the moment but have no fear! I have plans for when all the joining is done.

Remember I mentioned that my p.c. was very sick? Well I think it could be terminal and I am typing this with my fingers and toe's crossed. My photo editing software won't work, my internet keeps going to sleep, I fear for it I really do. I spend my time typing never knowing if it will all be lost so my next post may be imageless, a real catastrophe. I am apologising in advance whilst clinging on to a faint hope!!!
For the past couple of evenings I have been making a start on the big push for the Makey Do and next time I should definitely have some finished stuff to show you. In the meantime, to keep your creative juices flowing, check out these wonderful tiny works of art, gorgeous!
Have a great week, see you soon. x

15 comments:

méri said...

Can't wait for the result of those hexagons joined!
In last posts I feel as I've lost something - I don't know what is Makey Do... something that is going to happen soon?

Gina said...

Have a wonderful birthday Karen. Love the hexagons.

Miss 376 said...

have a great weekend. This already looks exciting, can't wait for the next instalment

Ulla said...

Happy Birthday, Karen!

MargB said...

Have a great birthday break - I can't wait for the finish of this one.

Victoria said...

Looks like another masterpiece in the works! Enjoy your birthday break, and I too will keep my fingers and toes crossed for you and your computer!

Greedy Nan said...

Have a good break and a wonderful birthday. The hexagons look wonderful - something on my to do list which probably never will ...

Jacky said...

Happy Birthday Karen...another Taurean!
Scrumptious embroidery and hexagons and I loved the little matchboxes...great idea!

Enjoy your special day!

Sending you a warm birthday hug.

Jacky xox

Art4Sol said...

Have a great b-day! We will be waiting for your return.

Lorie M. said...

Karen, when I look at your glorious work, it reminds me of the tudor era..those gorgous clothes they wore, so intricate, and detailed. Your art is so wonderful, I could look and look

Threadspider said...

Have a wonderful birthday-it's my darling daughter's on the same day. See you when you get back.

irina said...

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Have a good day,

irina

Diane said...

Hope you have a wonderful birthday and I'm really looking forward to seeing this as a finished product! Take care :)

meplusmolly said...

Can't wait to see it once its completed!
Enjoy your Birthday, hope you get spoiled loads! ;0 x

jude said...

happy birthday and happy break.