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, February 13, 2012

extending embellishment




Yes girls, don't panic I am still joining my cloth. I've also got a little sideline going in creating pieces for the new class, extending embellishment, which starts on March 5. The piece shown here includes stitched paper, stitched cloth and some snippets of vintage cloth which are all seamlessly, (ha! don't believe it!) joined together to become what I hope is a little piece of contemporary art...There is still quite a way to go on this one and then there is the other one...also for the class. It's like a regular stitching marathon here which I love...LOVE, I really do...what's not to love?


12 comments:

Tatkis said...

It really looks like a piece of art - so white, fresh, lacy! Fantastic!

Hugs,
Tatyana

Miss 376 said...

It looks so delicate

Magpie's Mumblings said...

This is another of the pieces I would dearly love to touch (with clean hands of course!!).

deanna7trees said...

looking at it all. lovely and luscious, as usual.

Elizabeth said...

You are a busy bee indeed!!!!

Iceni UK said...

oh my... sigh .....just so lovely.

Rachel said...

Looking great - wonderful textures and shades!

Tammie Lee said...

you do sound busy
busy doing what you dearly enjoy
i just love seeing all this lace and stitching together~

Suztats said...

Lovely, lacy, light and airy. Gorgeous!

sharon young said...

The different textures you juxtaposed with this piece are really beautiful, I love the flowers on the rolled fabric in pic 1, they are so delicate and work so well with the cream cotton underneath, breathtaking.

underatopazsky said...

Not only the sewing is exquisite but the depth of field in your photos makes everything so clear, almost like looking through the layers!

Bunty said...

Beautiful, delicate work Karen. I love the last photo especially.

Barbara