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







Wednesday, January 11, 2012

my pocket....part two

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A video view of my pocket...I was disappointed with my images yesterday and I hope this makes up for it.

12 comments:

Emmy said...

beautiful story for a very beautiful pocket

Miss 376 said...

Thank you, it's beautiful

Flaming Nora said...

Fab, what a lovely story. It looks really beautiful.

Doreen G said...

I love how you put so much love and care into all your work Karen.

Suztats said...

I think the fact that your pieces have special meaning and contain family history make them even more beautiful and precious.

Iceni UK said...

Karen, you are an angel, thank you for showing us your beautiful pocket again. It's so nice to hear the story of how and why you made this precious pocket.
Hugs.

MosaicMagpie said...

Thank you for the video. I am glad you point out to your children things that are precious to you. I often wonder when I go to a garage sale and it is obvious that the children are selling their mothers things. You will see things that you know took hours to create marked with a .25 cent sticker. Or you get things home and find little notes written about where the item came from tucked inside it. I know children can not keep everything but to know in advance which ones are treasured, would help them know what to try to keep.
Deb

deanna7trees said...

wonderful close up views of your pocket. i enjoyed that. thanks for sharing.

Peggy Holt said...

Thank you for sharing this "live". And thank you for sharing the story behind it. A true family treasure filled with love and memories.

liniecat said...

Great to hear the provenance behind this piece Karen, thanks! It is a lovely family heirloom to pass forwards.

Elizabeth said...

While I heard you explain about this special piece of fabric and to keep it in the family I thought: Do you have an private blog (or something else) where you put a picture of these very special pieces and their history and your thoughts with it?

That would be a great help for the kids to remember the stories and with the identification of these pieces.

Rachel said...

The video gives a completely different view of the pocket!