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, March 11, 2011

pressing, pinning and tacking...

happiness is......gorgeous, wonderful, amazing fine cotton lawn, cut, folded and pressed into prairie points. Yesterday afternoon....pressing points, pinning points and tacking them to an edge of toe wrap two.
It stopped after the tacking stage, I had hooks and eyes to hand sew to the backs of my white pieces. Yesterday I said goodbye to  ''wrapping cloth one''. Today I have to go to the post office. I will miss it but it's going to a wonderful new home and I couldn't be happier, I know it will be cherished.

10 comments:

Postcards from Wildwood said...

You make it look so easy!

Moo and Mouse said...

I am absolutely blown away by how lovely your work is, it's all so crisp and beautifully put together, I'm very happy you have a blog and you share your work it's very inspirational.
Emma x

Joanna said...

I think I am going to have to add some prairie points to my next embroidery in your honour, you have inspired me :)

Jill said...

The love and care that you have for your work exudes from every stitch.

lilipopo said...

Every day I look at your beautiful pictures and now I have weakened and bought your book so I can look at your pictures when the computer is off! and to inspire me to sew for myself for a change
x

Lois Evensen said...

What happy colors you have today. :))

Elizabeth said...

How much fun we girls can have with some cloth and a needle!!!!

Have a lovely start of the weekend.

Miss 376 said...

Much better than normal ironing, great result

Rachel said...

A positive plethora of prairie points!

Snoodles said...

I'm always so inspired when I see your gorgeous photos and your lovely work. Thanks for sharing with us. I love the colors in the fabric that you used for the prairie points!
Jacque in SC
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