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







Friday, February 24, 2012

quiet.............




13 comments:

Sue said...

Stunning juxtapositions! x

Miss 376 said...

So dainty and pretty

Rachel said...

Love the light shining through the fabric - it looks gorgeous!

deanna7trees said...

a perfect day for just looking at beautiful things.

jo said...

So delicacy and vaporous !

Elizabeth said...

What a gorgeous pictures you served today.

Enjoy your weekend.

Suztats said...

oh, my! Shhhhh. more, please.

lilipopo said...

I love it when you're quiet! But I have to admit the pictures were too beautiful for words

Kate x

inlovewiththreads said...

Lovely, Karen. What do you call that airy cloth? Here in Canada, we'd call it cheesecloth.

Heather M.

helena frontini said...

So beautiful! My english vocabulary is not enough to say how much I love it.

Brunel Broderers said...

So delicately beautiful these that, yes, they speak all by themselves.
Interesting how they eye takes it all in.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Words aren't necessary - the work stands for itself.

Linda Carole Bloom said...

Wow Karen - truly art!