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, March 2, 2012

Friday in my hoop....



Yes it's colour.....in my hoop. I am working on pieces for the new class (starts on Monday as if you didn't know, I have been banging on about it for long enough!!)...nothing exciting here I hear you cry...well no, I have hidden the ''class'' bits...the girls have to see them first. I am enjoying this sampling so much, tiny pieces, colourful pieces, small stitches and minute compositions...pretty and delicate. Phew....how many descriptive words can you get in one sentence?
This will continue, there is housework to be done too. I swear if my house was an eating establishment it would be condemned and shut down...yes, I am hanging my head in shame...dust and debris everywhere...so please don't pop round for a cup of tea yet, give me chance to clean and tidy....
I had some very exciting news this morning but I can't say anything yet. I would tell you now but I have to be given permission. I did e-mail them but they haven't got back to me yet....their fault. They are keeping me hanging too...

13 comments:

deanna7trees said...

you sure know how to put lots of inspiration in one round hoop and lots of excited anticipation in one post.

Coach Tina said...

I must agree with Deanne-you sure put some excitment in my Friday!

Miss 376 said...

very pretty, have a happy Friday

sharon young said...

Lovely to see the colour and I love the mini compositions, I know just how you feel I'm working on a very small one at the moment too, and loving it.

Joanna said...

Looking forward to seeing how this piece progresses. Must put some of the piece I have been working on in my blog. Will I remember? Maybe

Flaming Nora said...

The colour so suits you m'dear!
Good luck with the new class, and tut tut for being such a tease! You had better spill the beans soon.

Dolores said...

Oh, how pretty. The suspense lingers...

Rosa said...

I promise to call before I visit *lol*
No really - It's the same here. Those news sounds interesting;-)

Boxoftrix said...

Beautiful stitching, pretty little pieces and colours, Im excited about your news too dont keep us in suspense!

stitchinglife said...

I love the corner of colour. The dust doesn't get any worse if you leave it a few weeks.

Rachel said...

As long as the dust isn't lying on your embroidery (which it clearly isn't) ...!

Mary said...

Beautiful work. How do you stop the cut piece of embroidery from fraying out? or do you?

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Here's a little hint from the housekeeping book of my mother - if you don't actually MOVE anything people won't notice the dust. It's when you move something that the tell-tale lines show and you're forced to do something about them.