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







Tuesday, March 6, 2012

more.....


I can show you a little more of my delicate, pretty pieces now as the girls have seen them and they have their homework... I am getting quite excited about this work....much as I love my big cloth it is good to appreciate and create the smaller, more delicate embroidery that I haven't done much of lately. This may become a regular thing, not forgetting the larger pieces altogether as I have another one of those I would like to make for a specific person who shall remain nameless....but that will be for a Christmas gift and meantime I can play with small and delicate to my hearts content.
Thanks for the response to my mums cloth, I really appreciate it. I have to go to Scotland later this week, family stuff and I pass my mums on the way, (she isn't in Scotland) so I will chuck her cloth out of the car window as I speed past.....no not really. I will stop off on the way home and hand it to her carefully.....as long as she has cake....

14 comments:

Suztats said...

Scrumptious! Is that cheesecloth I see?

Rachel said...

Still more pretty, delicate textures - you're spoiling us!

Sara Crittenden Coppedge said...

Like whipped cream

Coach Tina said...

This is so beautiful-I could look at it all day!

Miss 376 said...

That lace is the perfect accompaniment

Doreen G said...

I love Filet lace such beautiful texture.

Iceni UK said...

Oh my, such scrumpious little pieces of embroidery. :) can't wait to start on mine. x

Flaming Nora said...

Gorgeous. Really wish I wasn't so flippin busy and could do the course.

Elizabeth said...

Delicate and fragile, so beautiful.

Enjoy your cake at your mom's and have lovely trip to Scotland.

Dolores said...

Nothing like tea or coffee and mom's cake. Have a great trip up to Scotland.

Jensters said...

So so beautiful :}

Boxoftrix said...

Such beautiful work Karen, Scotland eh, where in this lovely country do you plan to visit I wonder?

sharon young said...

I really love these smaller pieces. They seem so intimate, and have a very precious quallity.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

I really love white on white, but when you add tiny bits of colour I love that too. Oh the dilemma!