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, February 18, 2011

rouleau loops....

Didn't I say there would be an abundance of rouleau loops? Well here you are, maybe not an abundance but (and I've had the thesaurus out) a copiousness? a riot? a profuseness? No? O.k. a few then...well more than I had yesterday morning anyway!! I have joined two sections of toe wrap two and these form the seam. It's always a momentous occasion for me, the joining of two sections. It means I am making progress. You can see here my machine stitched bias strips and then my turned tubes. They look lovely like this, then I go and cut them all up, oh well, wouldn't have any rouleau loops if I didn't would I.
Yesterday I had trillions of visitors on here, I kid you not. This was due to a wonderful referral from here and for a stat obsessed blogger that can only be good. I would recommend you have a look regardless of them being nice to me because it's a lovely place that I never even knew about until yesterday. I am going to enjoy the moment anyway because next week it will be lonely again, just me and you...never mind. Good job we kind of like each other.

14 comments:

Wendy said...

Hi Karen, I'm loving the progress on the toe wrap. Can I ask why you've trunkated your posts though? I don't always read on when they're truncated as my computer is slow and it takes ages to open them.

deanna7trees said...

nice loopty loops.

Miss 376 said...

Makes for a great seam treatment

Heather Woollove said...

Yes we do!
...like each other, I mean!

Amanda Sheridan said...

Think you've changed a setting somewhere as I'm now only getting the 1st three lines of each post and no pics in Google Reader.

Lois Evensen said...

Hi Karen,

As I've mentioned in our emails, I have no problem reading your blog except when on a very slow satellite connection while at sea. While on a land connection either via cell phone air card or at home with high speed connection, I have no problems. So, perhaps the problems some of your viewers are having have to do with their connection speed. Perhaps this comment will help others? I hope so because your blog is worth reading by everyone no matter how long they have to wait for it to load with their connections!

I like your loopy loops, too! ;)

Hugs,
Lois

Jan said...

Oh lovely more loops ,I enjoy looking at the ones on your header as I wait for your blog to load ,....love Jan xx

Rachel said...

Maybe a "plethora" of rouleau loops?
You've certainly got plenty of them!

Ingrid said...

so pretty your loops, have a nice weekend :-)

Joanna said...

I don't mind keeping you company Karen, just make sure you have the kettle on :). Maybe one day I really will pop in on you, instead of just in cyber space.

stitchinglife2 said...

So effective along a seam like that. Have a lovely weekend :-)

jill said...

these are great, I need to come and learn from you how you turn your loops.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Is there an easy way to turn loops? I can't imagine the headache it must be to do something that small (as I struggled to turn something today that was five times as big). No matter - your rouleau loops are seriously cute.

Sheep Rustler said...

That is something I have always wanted to master, and haven't. I have bought one of the turny things though so when I move house and unpack all those boxes of crafty stuff and get my head together - say maybe December - I will try to do some because yours are lovely!!