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







Tuesday, January 31, 2012

titivated....



Yesterdays little piece has been titivated to exhaustion and is now finished, damp stretched and ready for whatever I decide to do with it...I do have a plan but I am going to let my girls in on that one first....sorry! It really is very delicate and measures maybe five inches square so it is tiny too.
I am hunting for time at the moment, time to develop 'extending embellishment', time to make a suggested equipment list, time to create a blog and a flickr group, time please...pretty please and meanwhile the ironing pile is growing! Also....big U turn here, embroider, embellish, create has been listed again.....don't ask....I was too quick to take that one off....enquiries caused that little change of plan...
so there isn't much of an exciting nature happening here at the moment, not much to bore you with at all today so go and treat yourself instead....go here and see the gorgeous thing my girls are creating....

12 comments:

Rachel said...

I know, if only we could afford a maid, we'd get so much more done, wouldn't we!

Miss 376 said...

I've enjoyed watching the work appearing from this class, some very talented ladies.

deanna7trees said...

beautiful work over on flickr.

Suztats said...

Lovely work on flickr by your ladies, Karen!
Love those titivations.

Beacee said...

Such beautiful work by your girls - congratulations to them and to you.

Diane said...

Karen, just stopping by after being AWOL for quite awhile to just ooh and ah over your lovely needlework once again.

The eyelet inside the circles...oh my!!

Just lovely!

XO Diane

Joanna said...

Glad to hear things are going well with you

Postcards from Wildwood said...

This is so pretty, Karen.

Elizabeth said...

It looks just sweet lovely, don't know if that is proper english but it is sweet lovely.

Tammie said...

lovely~

MosaicMagpie said...

To Anyone Considering Taking The Next Embroider, Embellish, Create Class.....DO IT YOU WILL HAVE THE TIME OF YOUR LIFE AND LEARN EVER SO MUCH!
Now, using my inside voice...hide your ironing in the closet...that is what I am doing!

Magpie's Mumblings said...

My iron never touches clothing of any kind - other than my creations. I simply don't buy anything that needs ironing and that solves the whole problem. btw - when you find that elusive 'time' will you share it with me??