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 6, 2010

to hang or not to hang.....

Only one picture for you today. I have been playing with mosaic maker, well apart from sorting out holiday stuff. I wanted to see what some other stuff would look like hung up and then I wanted to compare hung up with laid flat. That's why I put this little thing together. I still haven't made my mind up. I suppose it depends on your space and your 'pole' quota. Sadly have only one, (I'm such a peasant!) so it's been swap and change, move around, clip one, unclip one. I actually would like one very long pole and lots of these hanging from it. Now where's my drill?

10 comments:

Elizabeth said...

A mosaic with all drop gorgeous pieces what more I can want on a monday night. I really like the way you hung them up. In this way you can also make a textile paintings.

Jackie said...

Its a really neat solution. I've only just realised they are those clip on hooks.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Oh yikes, she's getting out the drill!! Be careful. Seeing your mosaic made me think how it would be fun to have one of those contraptions and change out the art on it as often as whim struck. That way the art would be ever-changing. LIKE that idea a lot!!

Q @ JAQS said...

i like it hung like that. It's a very nice way to display the artwork. It's beautiful by the way.

Karen Turner said...

A long pole with lots hanging - that sounds quite magical.

Sue said...

I was thinking with your last post that one could create an amazing pelmet with overlapped clipped-on pieces like this. Could look wonderful and be an effective display technique... mmmmmmmm!

Things Hand Made said...

I like them hanging, possiblt lots of pieces down In a line.

sylviesgarden said...

I like them hanging too. They are lovely.
x

Diane said...

I have poles in my kitchen but hubby bought me wire for the studio from ikea. It's one long cable that snakes around two walls with lots of clips and hooks to hang anything I desire. I love hanging things from it that spark my creativity, I can just see your lovelys hanging there!

Rachel said...

I think it depends on the piece, and on space, and on whether you like picking up the pieces to look at them more closely..

Lots to think about, then!