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

Sunday, January 15, 2012

lace, gingham and puffs

a quick Sunday hello to reassure the winners of my puff give away that puffs are indeed on my mind. I am making some as we speak...including yours. Please don't worry, I haven't forgotten...they will be winging their way to you very soon....