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, February 26, 2012

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one piece of laundered and pressed white cotton seersucker
one piece of patched, stitched, embroidered, embellished white cloth
just put them together and voila.....a white wrapping cloth.
That's the plan anyway........



7 comments:

Miss 376 said...

They look like perfect companions

MosaicMagpie said...

Clever you to use seersucker to back the cloth! That is a great way to add a hidden bit of interest.
Deb

Lois Evensen said...

So lovely, as are all your projects. :)

Dolores said...

I love to come over and visit. It's such a treat for the eyes and the brain.

deanna7trees said...

i haven't seen seersucker in years. a great choice...texture without stitching.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

I went hunting for seersucker awhile ago and the girl in the fabric shop said she hadn't seen it for years. Nice to know that it's still out there.

Rachel said...

I don't think I've seen seersucker since my mother made me a dress of it when I was eight! Whoever thought the 'net would turn into Memory Lane!