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







Saturday, March 10, 2012

just paper


Samples of paper, paper and stitch....these will find a home in a sketchbook, references for more work maybe. I left my girls unattended for two whole days....they did me proud! Please go have a look at their work here...we are less that one week into this class and the achievements are phenomenal...
(a little note to class.....have a gold star each and did you get my mail this morning?)
In other news......I have had enquiries regarding embroider, embellish create....when am I running it again? Well I am happy to say that the next run of this class will start on May 1st...you can read more, lots more and register here.

14 comments:

deanna7trees said...

yes. your mail this morning was received. i am having so much fun experimenting on paper. love these little flowers you've created.

Miss 376 said...

I love those flowers too, so effective, and yes, I got your mail.

Iceni UK said...

thanks Karen I received your email. The flowers are lovely.x

Peggy Holt said...

Be still my heart....I want to play, I want to play....

Coach Tina said...

I love the flowers you have created. Stunning. I, too received the email this morning. I have to do some cleaning today but later I will finally get to play with paper!

Rachel said...

I love the light, airy feel of these experiments!

Suztats said...

The paper flowers are lovely, but I also like the rectangular piece. It looks woven with wee peep holes.....nice.

sharon young said...

Beautiful, really minimal, but so effective.

Your students are amazing, so much work in such a short time, your must be a very motivating teacher.

Elizabeth said...

You must be soooo proud of your girls. They do an amazing job!!!!

Enjoy this Karen, you are a wonderful teacher.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Are you sure these are stitched on paper? It sure looks like fabric to me. Wow!!

Tammie Lee said...

both are gorgeous Karen~

Katie said...

I love the flowers! And am now signed up to start class in May! Just in time for this semester to be over, too. :)

Joanna said...

Love the light airiness of all those pieces, both yours and your girls :)

Carol Q said...

just yummy Karen!