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







Thursday, January 28, 2010

fragile

I am feeling decidedley off colour. I will be back as soon as I can, in the meantime you could always have a look at this, I am honoured.

15 comments:

Jello07 said...

Hello Karen,

Hope you feel better soon. I had a look at 'this' it looks great.
I like the colours of this picture as well.
Erica

Gina said...

Really hope you feel better soon Karen.

Angelcat said...

Hope you feel better soon

Elizabeth said...

A warm bed, a hot bowl of soup, a nice cup of tea and sleep.

Take good care of yourself.

méri said...

Take care, Karen!

Miss 376 said...

Hope you feel better soon, Karen.
Lovely to see that everyone agrees with what we already know.

Joei Rhode Island said...

I knew I clicked on your blog ....but when I saw that teal! I had to scroll up to make sure I was at the right place.
I know you must not be yourself. Rest, tea, steam, repeat..hope you are better.

Victoria said...

Hope you are feeling better soon... not feeling my best either. Congrats on the feature, very nice and most certainly deserved!

Threadspider said...

Lovely article link-thanks Karen. Take care and be back and bouncy very soon.

jennyflower said...

Do please get well soon, look after yourself. xx

changelingthings said...

Hope you get better soon, Karen. That's a great article and it shows some of your work with colour too! I found that ironic after your previous post saying you always thought you weren't good with colour. I was told that when I was very young and for years only drew in black and white. I finally decided to break out with some coloured pastels last year. For the record - I adore your work with colour - somehow the colour comibinations your use are so fresh and clear.

Chrissie said...

Oh do get well soon! 'This' was a very nice and well-deserved tribute.

Kaye Turner said...

Hope you're feeling better now. Thanks for the link to the much-deserved feature with such delightful examples of your work.

Judy Martin said...

Karen, your work is so inspiring. I love how you are pushing cutwork.
I went to Mint also - congratulations on that well deserved profile.

Jackie said...

well at least you are not at school so you can take your time to improve.
I lovethis pic what is it? More please its b...
Actually the comment moderation word is frablers. Its a frablers piece.