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







Friday, January 20, 2012

binding





I have made two videos for you today, the same one twice. Where are they I here you cry....in my recycling bin is the answer. Dark? Rain? Oh yes, we have plenty....they were very poor. The images were taken today, not bad really. Thing with images is I can edit in photoshop, can't do that with a video...if I am wrong and I can then pretty please someone tell me how. I am told the sun will show itself tomorrow so the video will come then, kind of a ''binding part two''.....
Consequently I shan't say much about this today, all will be revealed on the video. Suffice to say it's old...revisited for the purposes of the class....I will explain later....

15 comments:

Miss 376 said...

hooks and eyes-my favourite

Suztats said...

Those are pretty flower petals!

deanna7trees said...

i found some white hooks and eyes that i bought a while ago. will have to use them in my wrapping cloth.

MosaicMagpie said...

I too love the flower petals!!!!
Deb

Rachel said...

Yes, pouring cats and dogs here too. Photography impossible!

Peggy Holt said...

Well, I'm hoping for a sunny day in the UK! Even though there is not a video, your post has suggested something to me. This month our art quilt group was given a bag of closures....zippers, hooks and eyes, gigantic snaps...Thanks to you I have the beginning of an idea.

You always come through. And I have something to look forward to tomorrow.

barbara l. hale said...

Love the flowers!

Elizabeth said...

Don't know if this helps but I LOVE the pictures of today.

Enjoy your weekend.

Iceni UK said...

Love the petals and the way your embroidered them, the hooks and eyes allows the imagination to run wide with ideas on how to use them. :) beautiful work.

Barbara said...

I love the flowers and the flower petals :)
Barbara
x

MarieE said...

On my computer's "movie maker" program it allows options for changing the brightness level of the video and even shifting it from color to sepia or black and white. maybe you just need to browse all the options in your program...
Another suggestion, since you often lament the lack of light, is to get one or two artist clamp spot lights you can set up for photography or video. They look like an aluminum bowl around a light bulb and are very convenient. The reason to have 2 is to set up so light is filling from 2 sides to cancel out stark shadows.
Good luck!

karen said...

I have been considering the lights for a while Marie and need to get my act together on that one. I searched my editing programme, well the one that came with the video camera and couldn't see any option for lightening, just black and white and sepia....

Coach Tina said...

I love the pictures too-makes me want to get working on my wrapping cloth again, I have been quilting since I finished my holiday work-maybe tomorrow!

Thanks for the show-I look forward to the videos!

Dolores said...

Sounds like what you need is some really, really good lamps with high wattage for those dark days.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Such pretty flowers and I do so love the look of hooks and eyes (don't like sewing them on, but I do like how they look).