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, August 13, 2011

silk and paper.....




The final piece of the jigsaw is finished. My tiny piece of silk embroidery is now embellished onto a piece of equally as tiny paperwork...Today is a day of ticking off the final things on my list. Already today I have compiled a disc of images, set up my new printer and printed books which are now available again here. Later I have to prepare my work for the journey, a little mounting and a lot of packaging. I have to gather needles, thread ,scissors, paper and cloth. I must remember my business cards and I will also need a little pillow to facilitate paper pricking.
I think I will take a few days off next week....if I have images from Sunday I will post on Monday. If I don't have images I will not be seen for a while, I need a break it's been so hectic. When I come back I will pick a winner for these little puffs and have another gift for you.
See you soon x



15 comments:

DIAN said...

I hope the journey is a success.
This latest piece is truly exquisite.

Lois Evensen said...

All the best from here to there! I'm sure it will all be a huge success. :)))))

I'm also sure I'm not the only one eager to hear all about it when you return.

Hugs,
Lois

Amelia said...

stunning as usual! :)

Elizabeth said...

Good luck Karen with all your last minute preparations. Your tiny piece looks stunning.

And in another 48 hrs this part of your journey is already history again.

Enjoy yourself as much as you can.

Flaming Nora said...

Betterer and betterer! Good luck.

deanna7trees said...

it's going to be fabulous. don't keep us in suspense too long.

Carol Q said...

ooh, that is so scrumptious, tactile, detailed and gorgeous!

Doreen G said...

Fabulous work Karen--go and knock their socks off.

Rachel said...

This is a delightful and delicate piece of work.

fabriquefantastique said...

lovely crunchy texture

Suztats said...

Wow, them Karen with your magical stitchery! Have a wonderful time, and enjoy the spotlight.

My Sweet Prairie said...

oooooooooooooh! I'm so lucky!! A friend of mine here in Saskatoon/Canada bought some of your pieces and I get to see them in real life!! AAAH! : )

I told her how your work brought tears to my eyes and she didn't even laugh at me. She know what i meant.

Happy Stitching!
~Monika in Canada

Magpie's Mumblings said...

I just know that your video was a huge success, despite your nerves. Can't wait for a full report, but will content myself with drooling over your latest creation.

en-rHed-ando said...

Es lo mas hermoso, limpio, y puro que he visto, nunca en cuanto a bordados, es fascinante Karen, con todo mi corazon enhorabuena!!

Iceni UK said...

Just glorious white stitchery, take care Karen, enjoy your break.
Your video is going to be a huge success.
hugs