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







Friday, January 21, 2011

the final piece...

Here it is, the final piece in the jigsaw puzzle which is my throw or my ''toe wrap'' as some of you have begun to call it. This is an edge from a very old table runner that was all but shredded with holes and rips. The lace edge will most likely be placed inwards on the throw as it will hopefully form another petticoat like section by being on the inside so to speak.
I have a busy weekend ahead of me so may have to take a day or two off. It's not definite, I will see how much progress I make with things. The unmentionable project is calling, I am determined to finish it as I don't like keeping you hanging. ( or maybe you couldn't care less) Ideally I would like to work on that for two full days and then of course I have a wedding cloth to make along with putting my throw together, backing it and making knots and puffs for the edge and the surface. I would also like to make headway with my FAQ page...phew, I've got a lot to do....what a shame I can't do any housework!! and thankyou so much to everyone who sympathised re my hand injuries and for all the suggested remedies, much appreciated. Time to put the kettle on....
p.s.  6 p.m. I was looking through my stats and discovered that a few people were coming form a site called ''topics best' after having apparently voted for me. Voting for what I don't know, next Prime Minister?? Ayway I've got a button, top left, so please vote for me too and I will keep my fingers crossed that it's not a vote for worst blog, best person to deport, most annoying English woman etc....

13 comments:

deanna7trees said...

enjoyed following you through your process and am very anxious to see it completed. look forward to visiting with you each day. thank you for all the inspiration.

The French Bear said...

Oh my God, this is stunning!!!!!
Wow.....beautiful!!!
Hugs,
Mags

fabriquefantastique said...

well done...always love your posts

Elizabeth said...

Started smiling again when I read your remark about housework!!!!

Hope you enjoyed your cupper.

Miss 376 said...

Life and housework shouldn't be allowed. Enjoy your weekend

Jan said...

Lovely lovely lovely ,and erm what is housework ?..love Jan xx

jill said...

It looks fantastic, I have just seen your photos and your getting very good at that also, think you should get these published,

Joei Rhode Island said...

You always 'crack me up' you are so silly and your work is always so lovely. What a paradox you are!

Magpie's Mumblings said...

So looking forward to the total unveil of your toe warmer. I voted - t'will be interesting to see how much you enjoy being Prime Minister!

Johoanna Boykin said...

Housework should be done by men and children so that we creative sorts can get on with the important task of creating ... not that I have either (and don't plan to thank you very much). Your white piece is delightful with all the lace in it. I am wondering about this unmentionable project...or shouldn't I mention that? ;-)

Christine said...

Have been following progress of the toe warmer with much interest. As a dressmaker turned to embroidery myself, I can certainly appreciate all your fabric manipulations in this piece. As for housework, I've never been a huge fan, LOL.
Hooroo,
Christine from Sydney Australia
http://missmuffettwo.blogspot.com/

sylviesgarden said...

Housework? What's that?
I hope you have a great weekend.
x

Rachel said...

Lovely, as always.

However do you manage to get such good photos of white-on-white?