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







Thursday, December 16, 2010

french knots.....


Very strange light here today. It has been snowing on and off, perhaps that has something to do with it...
Yesterday I pinned my 3 white sections together, last night I embroidered the seams. There has been an avalanche of french knots...

I don't have much to say today so I will let the pictures speak for themselves.
Tomorrow is our wedding anniversary. Tonight we are going to see this band.

17 comments:

**EYE-SNACKS** said...

Wow Karen,i know how to make them but when i see this it takes me years
to make that many ;)
It is wonderful to see your passion!

Amy said...

I think this is my favorite yet. I love the elegance of white on white and I adore all the knots. Beautiful. Happy anniversary!

Elizabeth said...

you are right, an avalance of french knots and they look perfect.

Have fun tonight at the concert. Never heard of this band but so now I have something new to hear.

Have a great day tomorrow probably with snow.

Miss 376 said...

Lovely to see the progress and a welcome return of the french knots.
Have a great night out and a very happy anniversary to you both

deanna7trees said...

love french knots...

Rachel said...

Now we're on familiar territory! Do you find the strange light is making it hard to embroider? One of my projects is not progressing at all because the daylight isn't good enough and somehow the electric light is impossible!

Gina said...

The avalanche of French knots seem to represent the weather! Happy Anniversary... enjoy your night out.
p.s. Congratulations to your daughter too.

sylviesgarden said...

It's lovely! Still makes me think of snow.
Runrig!!!!! I didn't know they were still going! Have fun.
x

Gunnels blog said...

Beatiful knots, and so many! Have à nice evening and enjoy the concert!

Ingrid said...

Happy anniversary!
Have a good time at the concert,the pics do speak for themselvs.......

My Sweet Prairie said...

OMG I get teary eyed looking at all that beautiful work!!

sigh

Happy Anniversary too. ; )

~Monika in Canada

Jacky said...

Maybe its the flurry of snow that has brought about this avalanche of french knots...they are so beautiful.

Jacky xox

Miriam Weaver said...

Congratulations on your wedding anniversary and to your daughter, an avalanche of celebrations in your family this week, maybe that explains the French knots?

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Happy Anniversary and enjoy the concert!!

Suztats said...

Love it! I marvel at the fact that all your french knots look perfect. How do you do that? Mine droop, or are too loose, too tight, or unravel. Amazing.
Happy Anniversary!

Sheep Rustler said...

They look a sprinkling of snowflakes and are beautiful!

Have a lovely Christmas and anniversary and whatnot.

Karen Turner said...

Ah, Runrig, excellent! Enjoy... and happy anniversary :-)