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

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

maybe......but probably not.

My embroidered silk ''patches'' are now damp stretched and cut up. I am already making more as I had a feeling there wouldn't be enough with those I had already. In the meantime I've been playing with placement. pinning, unpinning, moving around, swapping and changing.
I doubt very much that this will stay like this. I'm not sure yet but the hexagon shapes may go and be replaced by a hexagon edge or squares of hexagons as opposed to flowers. It all looks a little contrived to me.

We have such poor light here at the moment and the forecast doesn't hold out much hope so I am really struggling with my images, sorry about that. I honestly did my best to ''fix'' them and they look a lot better than they did originally trust me! Also, my flickr likes have gone up to 341 so thankyou!! I know I am such a loser begging for people to like me!! Right, I'm off to play with this a little bit more, have a lovely day.


helena said...

A lovely day to you too, karen. this work is better and better.

sylviesgarden said...

It is looking lovely.
I know what you mean about the light, it does make things rather difficult.

Miss 376 said...

I like the idea of a hexagon edging

Rachel said...

If the light with you is anything like we had at the weekend, you've done a wonderful job!

Jackie said...

The photography issue s so depressing. Grey grey've done ok. They look great.

connie said...

Your work is lovely! as usual... I hope you get some sunshine. ENJOY!

The French Bear said...

They look gorgeous, don't throw these out! I just love the little hexagons!
Margaret B

Jan said...

Just love the hexagon edging Jan xx

Magpie's Mumblings said...

I call this 'auditioning' as you move things and rearrange until they fall into place. It's a lot like trying out for play!