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, September 8, 2010

backed and edged....

This piece is now backed, edged and available. They do look so very different when they are finished completely, more whole somehow, a little more substantial. I have made very little progress with my blank canvas, remember? I did take a picture of it to show you how far I've got but then the uploading images process happened without me remembering and I'm not going there again, not after yesterday!
I definitely won't be here tomorrow, a little crisis going on that needs attending to. I have so many people to get back to aswell, I haven't forgotten you and I will try over the next few days, please bear with me. Have a lovely day. x

21 comments:

Miss 376 said...

The edging is very effective.
Hope everything is ok and gets sorted quickly

Gina said...

A beautiful piece!

And I continue to be surprised every day to see a new post from you. :-) Always nice to see though and I look forward to the progress. Good luck with the issues to deal with.

helena said...

It's so beautiful. All the best!!!
Kisses.

Dolores said...

Once again, a beautiful piece. Take your time and attend to those things that need attending. We will still be here when you get back.

deanna7trees said...

beautiful piece as always. hope it's not a major crisis. i had one of my own last night but it's all resolved now.

Rachel said...

We're happy to wait until you can post in a calm and contented frame of mind!

The pictures are as lovely as ever.

lindaschiffer said...

You do what you have to - we are just blessed to be getting so much of your attention and posting. :)

I like the juxtaposition of the delicate leaves and the dense french knots. Nice textural contrast! As always, you work is fascinating.

:) Linda

John'aLee said...

Wow! Is all I can say!! I am so impressed!

Karen Turner said...

It's truly beautiful, Karen. Hope everything is OK.

sylviesgarden said...

Adorable!
Hope all goes well.
x

Jill said...

I am always stunned by your level of output, and such stunning work as always!

Q @ JAQS said...

Hope everything works out for you....

BTW the edging for it is stunning.

Wendy said...

Wow, it's incredible! Do you design a piece before you begin, or do you make it up as you go along?

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Hello Karen,
I have missed visiting your very lovely fabric art. Your stitching is truly beautiful. I hope to see you back soon. Big Hugs Judy

Kayla coo said...

Always love your white work.x

Magpie's Mumblings said...

No, I won't mention that I puzzled somewhat over why you would suddenly start to 'bake' your pieces and then realized I'd mis-read and it actually said 'backed'!! Phew - had me worried there for a second. Take time for your life - we'll be here when you get back.

Karen said...

I never get tired of your white work- just stunning. White on white- just beautiful! don't stop!

Joei Rhode Island said...

I agree with Karen....never tire of the white.....bring it on! Beautiful crisp subtle fresh pure white! Oh, and your work is exceptional, too. =-)
Will patiently wait while you take a break.

Amelia said...

gorgeous piece! And I do hope you manage to sort out your little crisis.

Amelia.x

Diane said...

Loving the gorgeous white on white look you are working on now. I agree tat the finished version seems to be more substantial. As always I admire your work. I do hope everything is ok?

Mary said...

Very nice piece! All white is not easy to be expressive with.