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







Wednesday, October 5, 2011

puffs....




We have been busy making puffs in Karen's Embroidery School.....so many wonderful things happening over there. You really should pop over and take a look at what is being produced, hard to believe it all ends on Sunday, for now anyway. 
There is another class starting on Monday though. Not about puffs but about buttons, as if you didn't know. You can go here for more information on that.
Me? I have caused myself a heap of trouble. Will I ever learn? I decided in my wisdom that I wanted extra sections on Helens cloth so now I am frantically stitching as fast as my fingers will go trying to get finished, damp stretched and backed before Saturday. Teacher is slacking in this case, lagging way behind she is, disgraceful really. Tut tut!!.
Thanks for the response to yesterdays video. I am really pleased I decided to use video on here occasionally. Makes a change from endless pictures of cloth and they are fun to make too, especially if you love the sound of your own voice like I do!! In case you missed it the video is here....
I think that's all for today, except to clarify that I will not stop nagging you about the class until it has started.
Also, I must say......I am loving the large type words, these have links attached but who knows, they may become a regular feature. Don't say I didn't warn you.

13 comments:

avomeri said...

I'm so sorry missing that class... but ready to next class...
Next week I'll not be at home yet and I have no printer for pdf but I'll have time till December isn't it? I'll be at home in the middle of Octover :)

deanna7trees said...

I think I could be happy making all different varieties of puffs for the rest of my days if it wasn't that I'm also interested in other things. Looking forward to the next session of 'Karen's Embroidery School'.

Miss 376 said...

After the last six weeks, I definitely have more appreciation for how much time and effort go into even the simple looking things. Thank you
I've got the last corner to fill, so my fingers are going to be like yours. Have a great stitching weekend

Suztats said...

I love the embroidered puffs, Karen!

Coach Tina said...

I am looking forward to the upcoming class also! I can hardly wait-especially since my cloth is no where close to being finished-yet like a crazy person I am planning more!

Amelia said...

oh my goodness! Karen's school of embroidery! I want to join too! :)

Looks amazing.

A.x

Elizabeth said...

You have some very talented girls in your class Miss teacher!!!!

MosaicMagpie said...

Prettiest Puffs I have ever seen!
Deb

Tammie Lee said...

such gorgeous puffs, class must be a fun experience, fun to make these wonderful critters. ha critters.

wishing you the best with Helen's cloth.

Sheep Rustler said...

Lovely :)

lilipopo said...

love the puffs, they're like little acorns
x

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Such fun to see the work the class is doing! AND - just so you know- now, when I read your posts I *hear* your voice in my head. Scary?

Rachel said...

The look charmingly frivolous!