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, June 4, 2011

considering white....

Considering white, photographing white, being inspired by white, planning more white, examining old white alongside new white.....

11 comments:

Rachel said...

So, generally indulging in White!

deanna7trees said...

message received.

Montreat Designs said...

You could lead a cult!!!! In fact, maybe you do!! :)

Debi From the Pacific Northwest said...

That looks so beautiful laid out like that. Love the touch of blue in that grouping. Your post make me stop and think... how hard is it to photograph white?? Anyway, back to the books.

;-D Debi

Suztats said...

Ah,....lovely, layered, and lacy....yes!

Els said...

Okay Karen I think I got the message....
BUT : what I aaaaaalllways ask myself when I've been here : HOW DOES SHE KEEP IT THAT WHITE WHEN SHE IS DOING HER STITCHES ?????? (can you imagine that ?)

Jeannie said...

This is so elegant. I love it.

stitchinglife2 said...

That's all white then

Lois Evensen said...

How very, very pretty! :)

Big Sunday hugs,
Lois

lilipopo said...

go on, admit it, you wear white gloves sitting in a white room that no-one is allowed into.

Re the blind, nothing so ambitious, I'm thinking of something she can roll up and tie in a shabby (very) chic kind of way!

Kate x

Elizabeth said...

Never thought white was out of the picture?!?!