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







Sunday, January 16, 2011

design sheet....

more images of this design sheet have also been added to my sketchbook page

14 comments:

Miss 376 said...

Wow!

deanna7trees said...

just love this design sheet. all the elements blend together so well.

avomeri said...

OMG!!!!So beautiful!

Elizabeth said...

That blue flower and two fern-like pieces on the right I like a lot. Very interesting to see your design sheet.

Have a great sunday.

connie said...

What fun to see your work on paper. It is beautiful, I need to do more drawing. Thanks for sharing this. I hope you are enjoying your day.

vintagerockchick said...

Definitely a slight change of style - really interesting, there are so many different elements to look at! I like the flower, and the way the rulers look like they've been blanket stitched.

Debi From the Pacific Northwest said...

I love this!!! I went and looked at your sketchbook page and it's amazing also. I'm so inspired to try and keep a sketchbook of my stitching ideas. THANK YOU.

;~) Debi

Lois Evensen said...

How very interesting! It is so fascinating to see some of the background on how you make your pretty pieces.

Tammie said...

such a whimsical design sheet.

Suztats said...

Very interesting, Karen, to see your design sheet

Bozena Wojtaszek said...

Hi Karen,
I'm a quiet viewer of your blog and I want this:
http://textilecuisine.blogspot.com/2011/01/something-special-cos-specjalnego.html
to be a proof of my admiration of your work.

Pam Kellogg said...

Karen, your work is just beautiful, as always. I'm impressed with your design sheet. I never work with sketchbooks or design sheets or a pre-conceived idea other than the basic theme and color scheme. For me, I just allow my crazy quilt projects to be what they're going to be.

Things Hand Made said...

Wow, really good.

Rachel said...

This is intriguing. It feels like a step in a slightly different direction, somehow..