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, September 4, 2010

finishing....


I am busy today finishing this....


6 comments:

Miss 376 said...

gorgeous as always, have fun

Jacky said...

Quite simply beautiful...delicate finishing touches.

Jacky xox

Elizabeth said...

You made it!!!! How I love to see your white on white.

Jackie said...

Its good to see the back ...your fronts are all so perfect and the backs are 'human'. I can see the stitches and the pleasure from the back. Do you cover them when they're finished?

Tammie said...

lovely and always fun to see work in progress~

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Absolutely exquisite whitework Karen.
Take care