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, January 27, 2011

little books of embroidery and words...

Done, finished, stitched, printed, folded...not necessarily in that order!! They are available here and have their own page too, just look at the top of this page.
Today I am going to start another toe wrap...yes, another one. I will share tomorrow...

11 comments:

Magpie's Mumblings said...

YEAH - I just ordered mine and I can't wait to have it in my hot little hands to drool over!! Another toe wrap? What?...one for each foot??

Jan said...

I have ordered mine too,and like Magpie cant wait ,lots of love Jan xx

Elizabeth said...

Your new little books look fantastic, if I may say so and another toe wrap is music to my ears.

deanna7trees said...

nice idea. another toe wrap sounds wonderful. just watching the process is so much fun from this end.

Miss 376 said...

Karen, these look wonderful
Have fun with the next toe wrap

Threads of Inspiration said...

Congratulations on the completion of your book!

sylviesgarden said...

Me wanty...
x

Rachel said...

Now there's an adventure - they look fascinating!

Suztats said...

Karen I have been trying to order your book, but bigcartel does not like little me, and freezes my comp when I try to go to check-out. Help, please! Thanks

stitchinglife2 said...

What a lovely idea, and beautifully executed.

Victoria said...

What a great idea, and it looks beautifully executed. (No surprise there!)