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







Thursday, March 24, 2011

slow progress

They are still not lined. They have the backs attached and are pinned and waiting for the linings. I got kind of sidetracked yesterday by the excitement of starting a third one and that took precedence. I did have a little spare time to cut out the linings but.....my fabric scissors are wrecked, wouldn't cut butter. I suspect someone has been using them for such unmentionable tasks as cutting the rind off bacon...or clipping beards...or maybe even clipping toe nails...well thanks!!! They will cut, after a fashion, more like they will shred so today I am going out to buy some more and I will store those in a secure, alarmed box with explosive devices fitted. You have been warned.

11 comments:

Miss 376 said...

Poor Scissors, the boys have had heads bitten off enough times to keep away. Mind you, not sure what happens if I'm not here.

Heather Woollove said...

Karen--This has happened to me too, but my daughters now know that if they use my 'good' scissors for anything but wool or fabric, DEATH will be the most pleasant of the potential punishments! Mwaaahaaahaahaa. :)

Elizabeth said...

You lost a pair of scissors but the sun is shining!!!!

Jan said...

Oh!! using those scissors is grounds for divorce ,you have been warned lol ....love Jan xx

deanna7trees said...

it all looks beautiful. if my fabric scissors are used for anything else, i only have myself to blame. so that i will not be tempted, i have scissors in every room and i do mean every room.

Carrie said...

I am actually guilty of doing this to my own scissors. I'll go and stand in the corner and hang my head in shame now.!

Lois Evensen said...

I soooo remember my Mom guarding her embroidery scissors from the entire family. "Don't you dare use those!" They were kept in the drawer of the little cherry table in her embroidery and sewing area.

Ingrid said...

that happened to me to!
looking beautiful......

Tammie said...

my mother guarded how her scissors were used! paper was a big no no!

lovely, as always~

Phillipa said...

My good scissors always have a beaded tassell attached. No excuse not to know..

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Oh my - whoever used your scissors should be trussed up with VERY heavy rope and then given those scissors to cut themselves free - yes, that would be appropriate punishment, wouldn't it?