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







Monday, September 19, 2011

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Remember this? Well I nearly didn't......forgot all about it in fact! Sorry about that...no excuse except a failing memory and an addled brain. Well eventually the winner is Deb from Mosaic Magpie. Postal stuff please Deb! By way of an apology and a little bit of grovelling I would like you to have some buttons...these white buttons...am I forgiven? That's O.K. then...phew.....

My cloth is progressing well. Since Saturday I have been creating little pieces, for filling gaps and adding new directions for the eye to follow. Part of me will be quite sad when this is finished....if everything goes to plan my piece should be finished at the same time as the class finishes in three weeks and I am going to miss the class a lot! I will be running it again in the New Year and would be interested to know how many of you are interested. I do have a kind of waiting list already but a better gauge of interest would be helpful. No obligation at this stage on your part, just a little nod if you think you may be bored enough to create a cloth with me.I am also hopeful of a beginners class soon, again a little nod my way if you may be interested in that. That is one I have been asked about already so it is getting attention as we speak. 
Do you know I still haven't made any Rouleau Loops, naughty I know. Perhaps I should get on with that now instead of babbling on here....if you want the buttons just leave me a comment.....go on you know you want to.....


24 comments:

Suztats said...

Oooooh! Beautiful buttons! Yes, please.
Lucky Deb!
Love the cloth, Karen.

Gilli said...

Yes I would like some buttons. Please put me in the drawing.
p.s. I told you I was here :0)

Sue said...

They would look very good on an embroidered and pieced white cloth I'm working on!

deanna7trees said...

the buttons are gorgeous but what keeps catching my eye is that piece of lace in the first picture that is just touching the top of both buttons--exquisite.

MosaicMagpie said...

Weeee,Weeeeee,Weeeee all the home! I am delighted to be the winner! I have sent you an email, I was so excited writing it, I could not type fast enough.
A class, starting in the new year sounds perfect. I am nodding my head. I will ask for that as my Christmas gift! It will be a win-win situation. I will get a gift I really want and get to take your class. Please add my name to the list.
Thank you for having such a nice giveaway.
Deb

Miss 376 said...

Your daughter is going to be so pleased with this, the lace is exquisite

Rachel said...

You've got some lovely crisp shots there - clearly you've had better light than we've had down here!

Joanna said...

A cautious nod as winter should be our quietest time of the year! So if that is the case and not just wishful thinking then I am in.

Beacee said...

Ooh! More lovely buttons!
A nod for a beginners class from me I think. x

Unknown said...

Yes I would love some of your buttons to go on my cloth as a reminder of your beautiful work!
Dianne
Sydney

Mary said...

Very nice! This is really looking good!

Coach Tina said...

I love the buttons! Very, Very cool! I love the cloth too-I wish the class had more than 3 weeks to go-I have so enjoyed this experience-really I have. I may not have much done, but I sure have enjoyed learning. I am excited about creating some cut work when I get home from business travel.

Thanks for sharing the cloth-I love it!

cherie said...

Class in the New Year sounds great..Yes please, put me down for the class in the New Year.
Cherie

Dolores said...

Hi Karen. I am nodding my head yes, beginner class would be great.

Connie Eyberg Originals said...

A beginner class is something I would definitely like to consider if circumstances allow! This is a 'yes, I would be interested' nod. Thanks, Connie

c said...

they are beautiful, even 4 would make me happy to put on a special for me only (for once) box of treasures. How wonderful of you. I am sad that you are having this hiccup in life.

lilipopo said...

Ooooh yes please. I must have missed this one when I was less organised than I am now

Kate x

Jane S. said...

Even though I'm taking an class from you and could make some myself, I would still love to have buttons made by the master! As always, thank you for having a giveaway.

Els said...

Well these buttons sure are great, don't know how you do it ...
(yes i do you told me : washing your hands every five minutes)

SuZ Stuff said...

me too! me too!
I love your work & how wonderful to win buttons from you for something special...

hoping to take an online cllass from you in the near future :-)

Magpie's Mumblings said...

I'm definitely bored enough to take your class Karen (BORED????). Keeping fingers crossed that I can!

Jeannie said...

Oh to own some of your beautiful buttons would be heavenly. I hope life slows down a bit for you, so you can catch your breath. Take care!

Linda Carole Bloom said...

Hi Karen!
I think maybe I could swing your class by New Year - both time and money wise. Let me know when you offer again. Love your cloth!
Love, Linda

gill said...

I would love some of your beautiful buttons Karen!