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, August 21, 2010

cloth

I've been shopping......


6 comments:

deanna7trees said...

nice to see all those beautiful fabrics. I've started shopping in my stash lately. don't think I'll be able to resist when I get to the Houston quilt show in November. will only be there for 2 days but I can do a lot of damage in a short time.

Miss 376 said...

ooh, looks lovely. Looking forward to spotting them all in upcoming projects

helena said...

I see, I see, but who could resist to such a beatiful things?!
Have a nice sunday!!!

Elizabeth said...

Time for another episode of Karen magic.

Shabby Cottage Studio said...

Be still my beating heart! :-)

Debi From the Pacific Northwest said...

I love the blue and white and the green and white!
HuGGs!
Debi