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, March 19, 2012

collection....




so far....my collection and it continues to grow...there's more, much more. I promise I will show you when I can. Meantime get yourselves over here and see how amazingly talented some people are!

12 comments:

Miss 376 said...

Karen, this is a lovely collection

deanna7trees said...

a grand collection.

Ulla's Quilt World said...

Your quilts/crafts are so fantastic! It's so nice to find other quilters all around the world!
www.quiltworld2.blogspot.com
Hugs, Ulla (from Finland)

Elizabeth said...

Are you gonna make a special sample-book?

Iceni UK said...

Karne, this is a fabulous collection.
x

stitchinglife said...

collecting one's thoughts... collected poems. It's good to collect.

Rachel said...

A lovely patchwork of fascinating fragments!

Tammie Lee said...

oooh ahhh !!!
same with your last post.... oooh ahhh!

i did look at some of your students art pieces, i was seriously impressed!

Suztats said...

Just gorgeous! I'm drooling(again!)

Tatkis said...

Such a sweet collection! I love the little red rose on one of the treasure pieces!

Hugs,
Tatyana

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Hmmmm - you have so many....surely you could spare a few to send off to a publisher for a book proposal?? I think I'm not the only one who would love to be able to fondle these!

sharon young said...

Wow!!!! That's so impressive, your work flow is phenomenal.

What a treat, all those different stitches and textures, brilliant!