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

Sunday night therapy....


textile art (upper left area of image) c. Amanda Clayton
manipulated cloth c. karen ruane

5 comments:

deanna7trees said...

a cloth sister. i googled her images. some interesting pics.

Rosa said...

Like a dream... fleeing.
It's so delicate I wouldn't dare touch it :-)

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Excellent marriage between two artists - beautiful.

Tammie Lee said...

ooh ahhh

Miss 376 said...

oooh, fascinating