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







Wednesday, February 2, 2011

surface embroidery...

working hard on the surface of my wedding piece....it's not often I don't have anything to say...make the most of the quiet...

14 comments:

Suztats said...

"A picture is worth a thousand words". lovely picture.

umelecky said...

No need for words. It's gorgeous!

jude said...

a beautiful surface, looks like the layers of frozen and melting water here.

connie said...

Oh, this is beyond words! I love it. The texture must feel incredible. Have a great day Karen. :-)

dianehobbit said...

Wonderful!

sylviesgarden said...

Oh my, it's so pretty!
x

Elizabeth said...

Gorgeous Karen how you incorporated the paperpieces in.

Miss 376 said...

Who needs words with a picture like this

Amelia said...

*sigh* . . . this is simply stunning . . . . A.x

Johoanna Boykin said...

Beautiful. I need more silence in my life. And thanks for all the lovely comments you leave on my blog. {{hugs}}

Magpie's Mumblings said...

So pretty, and words are unnecessary when there is such eye candy to look at!

Ingrid said...

stunning!

Rachel said...

Love the textures in that picture!

Angelcat said...

So beautiful, no words needed