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 3, 2011

titivations....




Unfortunately these aren't edible and as I have a very poor relationship with any kind of cooking implement I am not inspired to take them forward into sweet little edible delicacies, sorry about that. They are merely a toy, a plaything, a kind of worry bead for me to fiddle with once toe wrap two is finished and adorning my cold feet. Prairie points, Rouleau Loops and funky puffs...what more does a cold foot need.
I have also assembled the first of two pieces I need to complete the surface. When this one is embellished and the second one too I will be able to back it...can't wait!!
Right, can't hang about today I'm afraid. My son returned from the USA this morning and I am about to be buried under an avalanche of dirty washing!!





18 comments:

Lois Evensen said...

Love the red and white!

Where did your son visit in the USA? We continually tell our European family and friends that to see the USA you have to get away from the coastal cities. :)

deanna7trees said...

yummy. i like the addition of the selvedge.

Els said...

I like the bit of red in all the white .... great puffs!
But I read some of the older posts just now and I thought : SHACKLES ??? Woman, you need to be (at least a little) ashamed of yourself ;-)!
The best thing I ever heard about raising your children (but I don't remember who exactly said that) was : give them ROOTS and WINGS !
Wings so they can fly away to their own life and roots so they'll always know (and love) where they came from !!! ;-)
I embroidered that on the two birth-quilts for my grandchildren.
.....
Well now you have a pile of dirty washing to take care of
, and enjoy that he's home, Karen !!!

Miss 376 said...

I too love the selvedge and the beads
Glad your son has come home safe, even if he had to bring his dirty washing with him

lilipopo said...

your toes will be most elegantly wrapped. Love the red in there. Sons and their washing!!!!

Kate x

Mary said...

Me too! That selvedge is great! Let alone I love white w/red.

Rachel said...

Love the slight twist on your stripy bobbles!

Elizabeth said...

Good luck with shovelling away your avalanche.

MosaicMagpie said...

Love what Els said about the roots and wings. The red and white is so cheerful! I am still waiting to see what the toe wraps are tomorrow!!
Deb

MosaicMagpie said...

Okay now I get it! I clicked the link on your sidebar to toe wraps....Wraps for your toes....now here I am thinking this is surely some type of a funky new stitch or a little embroidered toe ring.....I am slow, but I am old!
Deb

helena frontini said...

Nice begining!!!
Have a nice sunday.

MulticoloredPieces said...

I DO enjoy visiting your blog. Your work has such precision, crispness, finesse, and originality. I also enjoyed looking at the Flikr group pictures for ideas. I've inherited so many fine linens that are just sitting in a drawer. Sometimes I take them out to admire the handwork, but there's gotta be a better way.
best, nadia

Maple Lane said...

Visiting with you via Lois' blog. Your work is gorgeous and I have enjoyed browsing through your hand-made creations. Have a wonderful day.

connie said...

Laundry and Stories!!! Enjoy having your son home from his travels.

I love the colors in your toe wrap. I just love the idea of having things your toes can play with!

Enjoy your day!

Jill said...

What a luxury, I hope your toes appreciate all that hard work.

Flaming Nora said...

The red and white puffs look like old fashioned sweeties.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Funny how, now that our sons have to actually DO their own laundry, they manage to figure out that maybe, just maybe, some things can be worn more than once - or even (the horror) worn once!! It used to annoy me no end that they would put clothes in the laundry basket that still had their fold marks from previous washing...or socks still in pairs, that I knew full well weren't work because they would be inside out (and in singles because the match would be under the bed...or in a school bag).

Sheep Rustler said...

Very titivating indeed!!! And the little bit of selvedge was most unexpected, good to see you mixing things up to keep us on our ... toes ... groan :)