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, June 9, 2011

distracted.....



I am celebrating finishing my article.....well if they like it that is, could get it back in a few hours with big red lines through swathes of it! You would think I would get back to my discs...well that was the plan. However, a little distraction came my way and here it is. I had an idea, don't get many of them, not good ones anyway! This is the start of something I hope will be liked a lot, no...loved a lot. Time will tell. There is still a little way to go but hold on to your hats for a big reveal soon.

17 comments:

Miss 376 said...

delightful, I love it.

Joanna said...

Very pretty and girly. I like it.

Gina said...

Very very pretty colours... and beautiful embroidery too of course!

Montreat Designs said...

Reminds me of cool summer sherbet! Lovely!

Patchwork Linda said...

Yes I love it so fresh and pretty.

vintagerockchick said...

Oh it's like strawberry and pistachio ice-cream - how delish!

Victoria said...

beautiful... the colors are sweet and delicate, and the stitching, as always, is lovely as can be.

helena frontini said...

I came here to see all the beauty you've done these days and I'm delighted!
Nice weekend. Yes! Tomorrow I don't work!!!

Gina said...

Reminds me of sherbert too! That was my first thought. Very sweet and appealing.

Sheep Rustler said...

Gelati. That's what it reminds me of! Very pretty gelati :)

deanna7trees said...

oh this is yummy. love it.

Flaming Nora said...

yumm! I'm loving it, may have to go and buy ice creams after school with the kids now! So funny how a piece of cloth and some threads can make you feel so strongly about one thing. Weather you intended that effect or not you did something very right this time round!

stitchinglife2 said...

That is looking very pretty... your stitches are always so neat yet so expressive at the same time. I really admire that.

Rachel said...

Really like the look of this - delicately coloured, but still pale and interesting!

Suztats said...

it makes me think of those little square mint candies in pink, mint green, yellow and white. Very fresh.

connie said...

Lovely, as usual!! :-) Have a great weekend. Thanks again for the tips on Sweden, I am on the countdown!

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Ice cream, in stitches - not the least bit fattening and oh so pretty to feast your eyes on!! Yum.