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







Monday, December 5, 2011

let's talk.....



video

I felt the need to talk to you today. I am putting my January class live today or tomorrow and thought it better to explain some things in video form. There is some ''blurb'' up already and 

10 comments:

Elizabeth said...

The picture is just so, so gorgeous!!!!

Miss 376 said...

It was lovely to see how you are going to form your pocket, looking forward to seeing it at the end of the process

deanna7trees said...

well, anyone who signs up for this class will enjoy it immensely and learn so much as i did. and thanks for explaining the pocket.

jan b. said...

Love that photo! And SHAME ON YOU for putting up that link to your class which leads to the link to the flickr group. Do you have any idea how much time I spent viewing your students work because I couldn't just view what they posted there, I had to go to their flickr page and oftentimes to their blogs. Okay, I know it's not your fault that I am easily distracted and I am wrong to scold you. I really did enjoy the work shown in the flickr group and it is testament to a good instructor. I'm considering this upcoming class but will have to see how (or if) I can fit it in since there is a long-distance move around that time. Please, keep posting those delightful links.

sharon young said...

Great to see more of your work and really nice to see it in video format. I love the look of your course, but can't take anything on till I've finished the diploma, hope you'll still be doing it in a year's time :-)
I too spent ages on flickr looking at the wonderful work your students have done.

Hoola Tallulah said...

Cripes, I just spent over an hour checking out the student photos and I am like a kid in a sweet shop, puddle of drool and all. I want in! God damn it Santa had better come up trumps and book me in to your class (I am working on the hubble!).

MosaicMagpie said...

I can't wait for that link to pay opens up! I had fabrics all picked out for the class. In the video you said to work in all White if you want to challenge yourself. So, now I will be looking for white fabrics, I want the challenge and to push myself.
Deb

Rachel said...

Love the fringe of loops on that piece!

Postcards from Wildwood said...

So lovely to see your cloths as whole pieces, as an addition to the beautiful photos of small sections of them, Karen.

Unknown said...

Karen, thank you for including the video and for further explaining the pocket. I am the one who posted the question, and you did a good job of explaining.

I am sorely tempted to follow the button class with the next one...haven't decided if the conversion rate pounds to dollars will fit into my budget yet.

I have many blogs bookmarked, but yours is the only one that is part of my daily routine. I check you out every morning with my tea in hand. Such a glorious, wonderful blog.