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







Friday, September 16, 2011

cloth, pins and stitch...






I have pieces in progress, I have pieces pinned, I have pieces tacked.....I am surrounded by gorgeous fabric, some I have embroidered, some I have acquired and added to. The off white piece, on the right in the picture above I bought online. It is so beautiful, a trim. I think I have the last piece in the whole world and how I wish there was more. I have added French knots to it and some running stitch and cross stitch. I am so loathe to cover it completely as it needs to be seen, admired and appreciated.
This weekend I must make Rouleau Loops. I only noticed last night that this cloth is sadly lacking in Prairie Points and Rouleau Loops, must put that right.
In other news......my little boy got promoted at work yesterday! Big cheers for him!! Well done James...we are very proud of you...
and the lady herself, the one who this white is for.....well she likes it...result! She more than likes it so it's all good!

9 comments:

deanna7trees said...

those treasures of lace are sometimes hard to use when you know it's the last of it. Helen is very lucky to be getting this gorgeous piece. and congratulations to James. I know you are proud.

Miss 376 said...

she couldn't fail to love this, it's beautiful. well done to your son too, mother can sleep easy this weekend

barbara l. hale said...

Every time I look at your stuff, I marvel at how "colorful" an all white piece can be.

sparkle jars said...

Lovely work in white all week. I always look forward to your posts.
:-)Gayle

Rachel said...

Lacking in Prairie Points and Rouleau Loops? That will never do! I'm sure you'll put it right pronto!

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Congratulations to your son - I'm sure he earned the promotion and it's only the beginning for more to come. Congratulations also to your daughter for being on the receiving end of such gorgeousness! Don't suppose you have a hankering to have a sister do you? (Can't expect to be adopted as a daughter 'cause I'm waaay too old for that!!).

Miriam Weaver said...

Your work is lovely as usual, not a surprise your daughter is happy!!! Congratulations to your son, always good when our children do well.

Suztats said...

Who wouldn't just love it?! Congrats to James.
Have a wonderful weekend.

Montreat Designs said...

Just lovely!!!! Happy for James!