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







Tuesday, December 6, 2011

embroider, embellish, create...

The January embroider, embellish create class is now open for registration. The kettle is on, I have tidied up, I have pressed my cloth, I have sorted through my threads, I am ready....
Take a look here if you want to come and join us.....

4 comments:

Rachel said...

Enjoy!

Lois Evensen said...

Beautiful! :)

Magpie's Mumblings said...

I'm in!! Ooooh - I hope I can do this justice. Can't wait to try!

My Sweet Prairie said...

I took this last time around. I can tell you it is WELL WORTH IT! Karen's pdf's and videos are so very thorough. It was worth every penny for sure! : ) Super inspiring and informative.

~Monika
in Canada