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







Tuesday, February 8, 2011

it's that fine cotton lawn again...

Told you I loved it, love it. love it, love it...I have used it to finish the first piece of number two...only another (don't know how many) to go! You may have noticed an absence of rouleau loops in this one. That's because the fabrics I am using for this are all smallish pieces, not enough to allow me to cut bias strips. I am going to have to do something about that...thinking cap on..never fear, they will appear in some form when I join the pieces together. In the meantime there are always prairie points...they don't eat up as much cloth so they are on the list to do next.

Thanks for all the reaction to yesterdays post. I have to say that my toes were very toasty this morning whilst I was having my first coffee of the day...last night too as I was stitching. There it was, laid across my feet on the sofa. I always sit with my feet up at the side of me, plays havoc with the knees but hey, it's worth it for the adornment.

8 comments:

Miss 376 said...

Looking forward to seeing the prairie points. Love the puffy bits

Jackie said...

Well I don't care, I'm going to say the b word...beautiful. especially the little jellyfish.

Elizabeth said...

We have something more in common, yep we sit in the same way.

Now I am gonna see the post of yesterday because that one I haven't seen yet.

Jan said...

I love to see the prairie points so will look forwardto that ,I sit as you do too ,my Sunday School teacher used to tell me I'd grow up with crooked legs lol ( I didnt ),beautiful lawn cotton something magic about it isnt there ? ..love Jan xx

Suztats said...

I used to sit that way eons ago before my 'bad' knee.........now my feet are propped up on a footstool and covered to keep warm, though my cover is utilitarian only, and not all gorgeous like yours!
Toe wrap #2 has a very cheery ambiance, I think.

sylviesgarden said...

Its no wonder you love the fine lawn, it's lovely.
x
Ps. rain again tommorrow

Rachel said...

Delightful, Karen! It's lovely!

Sheep Rustler said...

I too love fine cotton lawn.

Plus the phrase makes me wonder what a fine cotton lawn growing in the garden would look like!