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







Saturday, May 28, 2011

muslin....

I have hit a bit of a hitch with my muslin piece....the best laid plans and all that. All is not lost however...the completed piece that I added to the cotton background..well it will be salvaged, that is happening now. The next section that I have measured and started to gather, I have plans for that too. In the meantime I am planning my next move...operation muslin 32 x 32 cm will be accomplished even if it kills me. It will just have to be approached from a different angle.




My plans involve pink too. A tiny pink patchwork flower created from one inch hexagons. A secret plan for pink which will all become clear...
which brings me to another pink...buttons....don't forget the give away here...

14 comments:

Suztats said...

You are such a tease! Love the gathered muslin, and the pink patchwork flower sporting blooms of its own!

Miss 376 said...

ooh, I've got some hexagons all prepared ready to go, and some of them are pink too

vintagerockchick said...

Very intriguing - look forward to watching it progress. Sorry I'm a bit behind the times, but a belated Happy Birthday to you - with work and social life I've not had much chance to write or read blogs!

deanna7trees said...

pink and white and french knots---delicious.

Tammie said...

I love the fabrics that you work with! Yum yum yum!

the gathered piece with FK's, that would be a lovely way to make a neck scarf, just a thought.

lovely weekend to you~

Rachel said...

I certainly hope it doesn't kill you, there is always so much potential in what you show us!

underatopazsky said...

Mmm, that's lovely. Ripples in the sand on some tropical white sand beach...

John'aLee said...

Can't wait to see this one done. I am a shabby chic kind of gal!

letrecivette said...

Karen evrything is so perfect and lovely!
have a nice week!
Monica

biancamargherita said...

Amazing blog!
donata

Magpie's Mumblings said...

I've never been a huge fan of pink, but in your hands it turns into something beautiful. Can't wait to see what come out of your nimble fingers (and fertile brain) next.

Linda Carole Bloom said...

I love the pink hexagons - such a soft pink. Love, Linda

meandering pearl said...

my two favourite things, rouching & pink!!! have a gorgeous day!!!

helena frontini said...

Inspiring.................