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, March 22, 2011

the second one...

On a bit of a roll here...the second fragment is well underway. This one is more white and yes that is possible. I am using the number one shade of white thread here as opposed to the number two shade and the cutwork windows are revealing a white lace as opposed to the cream fabric which was in yesterdays piece. This one is also slightly bigger although neither are certain to remain at the size they are now. Later today I want to do a tiny bit of work on toe wrap two, purely to keep it going so it doesn't feel neglected! I also don't want to bore you in the morning with more of this. It may not actually be in the morning though as I am going on another skirt hunt tomorrow....with fingers, toes and everything else that is flexible crossed!!

14 comments:

Miss 376 said...

Beautiful. Have fun getting the skirt

Suztats said...

Lovely, Karen, and happy hunting!

avomeri said...

Good luck for the skirt!

Elizabeth said...

And the sun is shining.

Time to get yourself that new skirt!!!!

Jan said...

You most certainly are on a roll ,hope the roll continues and you find the very skirt you cant live without...love Jan xx

Sara Lechner said...

you're unbeatable! more white than white and a difference!

Lois Evensen said...

Soooo very pure and white. Lovely. I look at your images today and think "wedding."

Yes, and good luck with the skirt. ;) I hate clothes shopping, too.

connie said...

Oh my. This is lovely.

OK, Karen I am a bit jealous. I love somewhere there is no shopping. You can not even buy socks and underwear here in this small place... Have fun!

Ingrid said...

i love your french knots, these are beautiful:-)

Joanna said...

Why not save yourself the trip and make your own skirts. You could make some interesting combinations I'm sure

Carol Q said...

I just love these to bits.

Johoanna Boykin said...

Bored? Looking at your beautiful work? Never!

What's a skirt?

Rachel said...

I'd never have the patience for all those French knots, but they do create a lovely rough texture.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

I'm sadly behind in my commenting (again) so I'm heading to the next post to see if you got that skirt!