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 9, 2011

white lace..

It's a photo apology first...,again!! If anyone knows who we contact to complain about the weather can they please let me know...cloud, gloom, cloud, gloom and that's just me..You can at least be sure of the fact that I did my best.
Now, remember the cream lace?? well it's now white...it has been added to the lower edge of the wedding piece. There had already been a lot of embroidery added to the silk and paper ground of this so it was difficult to see what else to do with it. If you look closely at the next image you can just about make out a change in surface at the top left, that's the lace. The picture after that shows it added to another edge and not yet embroidered, merely tacked.
The second section of toe wrap 2 is finished aswell!! I didn't realise how busy I'd been...days just pass in a blur.....which is just as well because it's hard to notice muck and starving relatives if everything is blurred...
so that's my recent record of achievement...prairie points are next on the list and I have a flower in my head too, a  flower in cutwork, added to section three....

13 comments:

Joanna said...

Would you like to swap your gloom for our weather forecast over the next few days? :oD We are due some nice bright weather but it comes at a price -6C is the highest during the day for the next ten days with -26C the lowest at night. Having said that I much prefer it to the English style snow we have had over the last week - wet, slushy and slippy to drive in. You can keep your gloom or join me out in sunny Latvia the choice is yours :o)

deanna7trees said...

just love those cross stitched hearts.

Suztats said...

Did you add white stitching to the red plaid? I like that. I think it integrates better and reflects the white material with the red squares...sort of opposites. I'm loving toe wrap #2!

Elizabeth said...

You are such a busy bee but I love the results!!!!

Miss 376 said...

What can I say, marvelous. The cross stitch hearts piece is amazing

helena frontini said...

Marvelous!!!
Specially the white hearts.
Kisses.

jill said...

you have been busy, you must have used all my creative time as well. Don't worry about the book, I know you will keep it for me if it doesn't arrive.

Lindsey A. said...

Hi, your work is beautiful as always. I've heard a lot of bloggers using desk lamps with daylight bulbs. Just a thought.

Patchwork Linda said...

I love the embriodery on the black, white and red fabric, I'm into french knots at the moment. Whatever happened to jacketgate?

Rachel said...

I'm amazed by the photos you achieve, given the weather - if yours is like ours! I've not even taken the camera out for days!

karen said...

Thanks for the lamp tip Lindsey...as for jacketgate......I may mention that tomorrow!!

Magpie's Mumblings said...

The little cross stitch hearts are gorgeous!! Glad the cream lace turned white with no ill effects.

Tammie said...

my goodness, I am not sure how you achieve so very much, impressive
and
gorgeous!