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







Sunday, October 9, 2011

loops, points and pins....




Wasn't here yesterday. Did you miss me? It's a bit hectic chez moi at the moment. Tomorrow morning Karen's Embroidery School is going global...yes I know it was global before but I didn't think of saying that before and I like the way it sounds. Buttons and more starts tomorrow...morning some time....can't say precisely but hey as we are spread world wide I don't suppose it matters, most of the class will still be snoozing and then when they log on they will be snoozing again...bored to death.. If you are a teeny bit tempted you still have time to pop over here and have a look and saying all this again is giving me chance to use that large type that I am becoming so fond of.
In other news....I have been making loops and points like there is no tomorrow, for the edge of Helens cloth. They have been cut, stitched, folded, turned right way out, pinned and tacked. The cloth is now almost finished and I will have a big reveal on here as soon as my girls have seen it but I must say I love it..Love it!!
Also and I'm not offended really I'm not BUT I am having a clear out of rubbish....giving these away...trouble is nobody appears to want them???? Oh well, refuse tip it is then...don't say you weren't asked....

19 comments:

Tatkis said...

It looks so sweet! I love when you use white colours :)
And I'm sure your leftovers could be called rubbish!

Hugs,
Tatyana

Doreen G said...

What do you mean nobody wants them?
I would have been sure that people would be knocking your door down for them.
One more sleep :))

Emmy said...

I can not believe that nobody wants them I would yes I would,,,,,,
ooo and the class is going on ,,I love it so

Miss 376 said...

I like the striped fabric, didn't notice that yesterday.
About to sit down and take out all the tacking stitches now

Elizabeth said...

You are kidding, nobody wants them, that sounds very, VERY strange in my ears.

You and a global embroidery-school, who would have thought, so glad you are enjoying yourself big time.

deanna7trees said...

I love the stitching on the loops. I'm thinking about doing some blanket stitching on the edge of my loops but just can't find the time. The hours have been going by like minutes.

Joanna said...

Didn't want to be greedy but I can always find room for more old tat :oD. Actually they are pretty.

Coach Tina said...

I do, I do, I want them! They are so beautiful!

Rachel said...

Always interesting to see the intermediate stages of your work!

MosaicMagpie said...

Any scrap, bit of thread, end of a loop, touch of stuffing you want to send my way....would be appreciated and loved! I would even pay the postage!
Deb

Jeannie said...

You know I want them, yes, I do! I also like the big font! It is so easy to read. I love the sound of "going global". It sounds so urbane and sophisticated. Best wishes on your new class. I know your students will be on their best behavior!

Lois Evensen said...

It's so nice to hear your "global" school is doing so well! Fantastic! It is said that to be successful, do what you love. It is obvious that is exactly what you are doing. :)

Sunday hugs from Port Canaveral,
Lois

barbara l. hale said...

You must be a very patient person with all that detail work. I like the running stitch up the loops. Very nice!!

twining1 said...

Love the puffs! Looking forward to the Button class on Monday :)

twining1 said...

Love the puffs. Looking forward to Button class on Monday :)

cherie said...

I would love the puffs. They are so beautiful, dainty and delicate. LOVE them...

Tammie said...

amazing how all those bits and pieces turn into amazing beauty!

stitchinglife.com said...

I do like the prairie points. Enjoy the global class :-)

Magpie's Mumblings said...

I really hope that Helen will have her picture taken with this masterpiece so we can see the happy smile on her face?