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







Sunday, July 17, 2011

paperwork....

10 comments:

Lois Evensen said...

So very pretty!

Suztats said...

You've given a whole new meaning to the dreaded 'paperwork'! I certainly prefer your pretty, lacy, dreamy, corset-stitched paperwork anyday!

Montreat Designs said...

Karen.... This is extraordinary! Well done!

lilipopo said...

I'm going to have to be nice! It's all looking very beautiful. I hope Robbie wasn't sick for your concert!

Kate x

Debi From the Pacific Northwest said...

Ivory and White! How lovely is this collage of your work! I love coming here to be inspired.

xx ;-) Debi

Doreen G said...

Paperwork never looked so good Karen.

Brenda T said...

This collection of paperwork is my favourite of your work. This work gives a modern approach to a traditional form of handwork. Refreshing and appealing!

stitchinglife2 said...

lovely!

Rachel said...

Delightful, Karen - well done!

Magpie's Mumblings said...

If you didn't tell us this was paper, no-one would know. You have a knack of being able to make something as stiff and unyielding as watercolour paper into something that looks so soft and flowing. Amazing work!!