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, January 9, 2012

pins.....





This morning I have been playing with pins. Pins have been added to my ''fiddly sampler''. The mirror section is now pinned to the lower section with a bit of embroidered scrim sandwiched in between. My pocket has been pinned....do you remember my pocket? It now has the back pinned to it. I am hoping to stitch these later today and will show pictures of the ''whole'' of both when that's done.
Also, as well as being the first day of the rest of my life.....it is the first day of embroider, embellish, create 2012!!! It is so exciting...another bunch of wonderful people who think I can teach them something about embroidery...it's not too late either if you want to join in....just go here to read more and register, or go to my special page to read more just for the heck of it!!

8 comments:

Miss 376 said...

Oh, how exciting

deanna7trees said...

i love pins. different pins for different purposes. i have some small pins with colored narrow egg shaped tips that i just love but can't find them anyplace for purchase. wish i had more of those. have fun with your new class.

Suztats said...

Have a wonderful 1st day of classes! Wish I was going to be there...

Tammie said...

happy first day to the rest of our lives! wishing you a great class and looking forward to seeing this pretty piece completed.

Jeannie said...

Beautiful! I so wish I was in the class as I know it will be filled with beauty. Wishing you and your students needles that thread themselves and may they dance across the cloth.

MosaicMagpie said...

Oh we don't THINK you can teach us something about embroidery....we KNOW you can!
Deb

underatopazsky said...

The way this is coming together is wonderful. Everywhere you look there is something intricate and exquisite - a feast for the eyes. Have a wonderfully creative 2012! :o)

Rachel said...

It's lovely to see so much careful and intricate work - so painstaking!