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

Monday, September 27, 2010

hexagons, hexagons, hexagons....

Did you miss me?? I took the day off yesterday, lounged around all day drinking gin and watching t.v........only kidding! Favours, that's what I was doing......and finishing this. This is so cute, before I elaborate I should say that it measures a measly 7 inches by 4.5 inches, yes it's tiny. That's probably why I love it so much. It won't keep much of me warm this winter though, maybe a single toe. This will be added to the white piece that remains unfinshed, which will then in turn be added to something else as yet unmade but not unthought of. I have an idea of what will come next but the big question is when? Your guess is as good as mine.

I had a couple of queries the other day about my little patchwork templates seen in an earlier post. I got mine off my mum who got them out of a bag that had been in the loft for who knows how long. However, after a little detective work, oh o.k., after a very quick search on google I have found a supplier for you. See I'm good aren't I? Try my best to keep you happy.
Favours are ongoing, see I said you would be hearing that phrase a lot. I don't know for sure how many I'm up to and I don't want to count them for fear of correcting the delusional belief I have that I am almost finished. I will be happy though if I am over half way there before I go on holiday. Now I have a dilemma as to how to spend the rest of today, favours or white piece?favours or white piece? help me out here!! I do have an idea for you, you could go here and have a look at my friends brand spanking new blog and leave a little love over there. I have been telling her for ages how nice you all are, don't let me down!


sylviesgarden said...

Ooooooh, it's looking lovely!
I think you do some more work on your own project but that could just be me being selfish and nosy because I want to see more.

ps. yep, I do need sewing lessons!

Miss 376 said...

White piece, white piece.

I love how those hexagons fit around the pattern on the white fabric

Karen Turner said...

Thanks for the hexagons link :-)

Rachel said...

Your hexagons do look like fun!

jill said...

Wow thanks for the link to my blog, I love the hexagons and know how long it takes to make them. Love the colours too

Elizabeth said...

After drooling over your hexagons, I started reading and realized we have another thing in common. We prefer tine tiny things. Ah, that is probably common for people who love embroidery.

Have a great evening with your assignments.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Decisions, decisions - well, how about half an hour on white and half an hour on hexs, then rinse and repeat. That way you get the best of both worlds!

John'aLee said...

Love your hexie project. I still laugh when I see on your header where it says "aspiring". There's no hope for the rest of us if you are just 'aspiring' my dear. Your work is jaw dropping!

Anonymous said...

I was looking over your embroidery and it's beautiful. I would love to learn how. I will spending more time here, that's for sure.


faunhaert said...

Hi, its me faun i've read your blog for a long time,I fond your needle work just wonderful.

I love hexagons too i've been trying to figure out how to describe to you folded hexagons- if you fold them in opposite folds. its possible to make them almost perfect pie shapes and just tack the center making for a neat hexagon with no raw edges that can look good from both sides.

i found this tutorial that describes it ok
i do it in opposites and end up with 2 points that got to the center you don't need a big button this way

i think you'll be able to run with this idea and make it your own! hope your favours go quickly