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 17, 2011

so far....





It's coming together....I have reached a point where I am nearly finished without even noticing. Now I need some Rouleau Loops and Prairie Points followed by Chinese Knots and Funky Puffs....
I'm on it.....

13 comments:

Miss 376 said...

Is it going to have a curved edge? Like how the circles break up the lace

deanna7trees said...

it's looking beautiful. do you know what the measurements of the finished piece will be?

Elizabeth said...

WOW!!!!

This one has made with stealth speed!!!!

liniecat said...

Its beautiful, quite beautiful.

Amelia said...

I absolutely love the way these whites are progressing. Each time it makes me want to do more myself, or just delight in it in some way (eat it, wear it - ha ha - it's so gorgeous!)

Amelia.x

Lynda Howells said...

just SOoooooooooooooooo gorgeous. How are you going to finish it off?xlynda

lilipopo said...

I've taken pity on you and popped over to dwell in your lovely embroidered world. Your white patched and embroidered pieces are so lovely. I think a white quilt would be so beautiful (admittedly it might take a year to make but...)

Lois Evensen said...

Oh, my how pretty! I'm so glad to be able to log in and see your progress. Very nice!

Hugs from Port Canaveral, FL,
Lois

Rachel said...

Looking great - I love that curved edge!

stitchinglife.com said...

lovely!

Coach Tina said...

Lovely-and since I have learned how to make Rouleau Loops your way-I love making them! I cannot imagine not using them.

Stunning cloth that your daughter will love!

Judy Martin said...

This is beautiful.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Oh my. Are you sure you can't adopt me? Definitely a heirloom being created.