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 5, 2012

my mums cloth....




my mums cloth

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The first image shows the very beginning....the video shows this piece completed. 
I hope you enjoy watching this show and tell of the white piece I have just completed for my mum.

17 comments:

Ati. said...

Thank you for taking the time to tell about it :)

Miss 376 said...

What an exquisite cloth, your mum is so lucky. I am sure she will treasure it.
My great grandmother's name was Florence too, she had hand embroidered antimacassars everywhere

Iceni UK said...

Thank you so much Karen for showing your Mum's cloth, it is truly a beautiful piece of embroidery. x

deanna7trees said...

it is a magnificent piece of work. i'm amazed at how quickly you put it together. it would have taken me at least a year. i know your mum will treasure it.

Coach Tina said...

Beautiful Cloth, Beautiful Video!

Suztats said...

Drat! No streaming capability with my ISP OS changes. I'm missing out. I'm suffering lace and luscious stitching deprivation!

Elizabeth said...

It looks stunning Karen. Your mum is gonna be so happy with it.

(It almost was mend for me since Elizabeth is on it :)))

Rachel said...

Well done - looks lovely!

Rosa said...

The video is great. So very nice to se the cloth laid out, now I have a much better idea of the size. Like your story of the handkerchief, good that you did not cut it up.
This cloth is so beautiful:-)

Peggy Holt said...

Oh, Karen, I just love it when you do a video....it is such a thrill to see things up close, and at least get a visual feel for the hand of the piece. Thank you for taking the time.

Wendy said...

What a stunning piece of work! Thank you for showing us what you have made for your mom.

helena frontini said...

That's a wonderful work. Congratulations.

Doreen G said...

It is truly beautiful Karen your mum will really love it as we all do.

Robyn A said...

So rich, Karen, your Mum is so lucky to have such a glorious cloth.

Postcards from Wildwood said...

Truly beautiful, and so personal for your mum and you. She'll love it, I'm sure. Have a good time in Scotland. And enjoy cake at your mum's! (I wonder if you've made lemon cheesecake again...?)

Jackie said...

Thank you for the tour of your Mums quilt. I hope she 'gets' it. Its a really special lovely thing for you to do for her.
I made a whole bed quilt for my parents' Ruby wedding and they kept it 'for best' in a bag in the wardrobe. Twenty odd years later my Mum decided t put it on the bed. I told her if its still around when she isn't I'm letting the dog have it.

earthenmagic said...

...such a rare treasure! ~ thankyoU sO much for the most amazing share! ~ blessed be!...
...xXx...