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







Thursday, December 1, 2011

Exciting!!! (I fixed the broken link!!)





Can you believe that I forgot today was the day!! This is such an exciting venture for me yet it completely left my consciousness.....what does that say about the fluff that has overtaken my brain! 
Anyway....today is the launch of my little puff workshop in STITCHED....the start of registration anyway. I am going to show you how to make funky puffs, little gems with pattern, lace, embroidery, anything you want can be used to adorn these little squishy embellishments.Not only do you get me though....you get another 19 instructional lessons, yes NINETEEN!!  Twenty in total!!! It is going to be amazing.....to register 
you will be directed to Alma Stoller's blog where you can register and also see some of the other wonderful lessons that are on offer....phew!! I'm exhausted and it's only registration!!'

9 comments:

Elizabeth said...

LOL

Penney said...

Love your puffs! What an exciting adventure for us!

Coach Tina said...

You are becoming a "Celebrity" and that can make a girl tired! I am so glad I took my two clases with you. Your students are in for a treat!

Have fun!

Suztats said...

exciting news! Hope it all goes well. Love the puffs.

Rachel said...

It sounds great fun - have a good rest before the actual teaching starts!

Ingrid said...

How exciting! Sounds like a lot of fun:)

Iceni UK said...

Congratulations Karen, brilliant news.
Isabell

underatopazsky said...

Just had a wonderful time catching up with all your latest stuff. The latest white on white pieces are just beautiful, as is your pocket.

I don't think artists (and that's what you are) necessarily need to move on - certainly not for the sake of it. Writers don't. They tend to develop the niche where their talents sit the best. And in my opinion that's just fine. :o)

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Well now I'm sitting here trying to figure out how I can clone myself so I can take the Stitched workshops AND do your stitching class at the same time. Does anybody know how a person can turn 24 hours into at least 48, without the need for sleep, food, and body cleanliness? If so, please email me!