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, September 24, 2011

a pocket for Helen....






Yesterdays work is now transformed into a pocket, a pocket for my cloth, my cloth for Helen. Here it is tacked and pinned, in reality it is embellished, embroidered and secured to the body of my work. You shall see that next time. I think it is quite possibly the most gorgeous pocket I have ever made....
I am thinking that I need a page or two on here about my next course, or courses. I am getting nods from everywhere and I am getting confused, doesn't take much! I have made lists but then I lose lists so pages are the answer I think. Some time in the next few days they will appear as if by magic. On them will be information and stuff, some rambling and a space for you to comment....but instead of a comment leave your name and e-mail address. Does that sound like it will work? I hope so.
I got new specs this week, Wednesday was the fateful day and they are driving me to distraction....my eyes hurt and burn, they feel heavy and tired. I am persevering because I was told that is the key...I had varifocals last time, (trifocals) and these are the same, different prescription of course but I am being tested believe me. So I think now would be a good time to go and persevere away from the computer...I'm sure that it's not helping....

10 comments:

Rachel said...

I agree that the computer is not a good thing to be looking at when you have new glasses!

Maybe more embroidery?

Suztats said...

The pocket is gorgeous, Karen!
Sorry you're having problems with your new specs. Hope it clears up soon.

shirley said...

that pocket is undeniably beautiful Karen. I just love your work. Sorry to hear about your glasses I have the multifoculs too and I know what you mean.

deanna7trees said...

getting new glasses is always troublesome for me as well. i, too, have trifocals and luckily my eyes have stayed the same for awhile so no need for a new prescription.
that pocket is gorgeous. i just imagined a cloth made entirely of pockets. each pocket with a little story inside. might be nice for a little girl learning how to read.

Linda Carole Bloom said...

I love the pocket! LOVE it!!

Lois Evensen said...

Hi Karen,

Love that pocket. :)

Regarding the glasses, you might want to try a special pair of glasses just for the computer. I've had them for many years and it is worth every penny to have the extra pair. I get inexpensive frames and have single focus glasses made just for the distance between my eyeballs and the computer screen. Then there is no head tilting to get the right spot on the tri-focals. Gee, do I have those? Uh, yep, sure do. :)

So, Happy Sunday, and hi from Port Canaveral. It's such fun to be in a US port where I can get a connection with enough band width to come visiting. :)

All the best,
Lois

Tammie Lee said...

absolutely gorgeous

jill said...

stunning embroidery, glad you got the internet sorted out and persevere with the glasses

Sheep Rustler said...

I'm picking up new multifocals next week, I;m dreading moving from reading glasses to the new ones! Beauitufl pocket. Have you considered making lists and PUTTING THEM IN POCKETS?

Magpie's Mumblings said...

ah, lists. Can't live without them but the only way they work is if you remember to actually look at them. I need a list to remind me to look at the lists! Very elegant pocket!