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







Wednesday, March 14, 2012

the other five....




I have been out today....Mothers day related shopping for mother of course....you may remember that I have been asked what I would like for Mothers Day, well after a lot of consideration I have asked for these and this...I am a very lucky mother.....
embroidery continues....a sample for the girls that you had a glimpse of yesterday and are seeing more of today...... and a video made this  morning  (before the shopping trip) embroidery related of course.
At the moment I am getting so much pleasure from my embroidery. Don't get me wrong, I always got pleasure from my embroidery but somehow sharing makes a difference. 

12 comments:

Miss 376 said...

And we do appreciate it

sparkle jars said...

We appreciate your embroidery as well. Sitting here this morning with a hot cup of coffee catching up on your posts and beautiful photos. :-)

Elizabeth said...

Holding my fingers crossed that you will get them both. You made such an excellent choice and worked so hard all year around, you deserve two presents.

Sara Crittenden Coppedge said...

Have a very happy Mother's Day!

deanna7trees said...

nice choices. happy mom's day.

Peggy Holt said...

Oh my goodness...these are like embroidering the air! I see visions of tiny little fairies emerging from the gossamer webs, flitting here and there, mysterious and ethereal. Their clothing floats on the air, and you can't see where their garments end and Karen's magic begins. The real and the mystical merge to create fragile beauty.

"Elegant" doesn't even come close to describing this work.

You bring such beauty to our world...would that all of us might do the same, what a beautiful world we would have.

Wendy said...

These are just gorgeous! Thanks for sharing them with us.

Suztats said...

Scrumptious little bits!
I have that CD and Love it!
Happy Mother's Day!

Carol Q said...

love your muslin embroidery Karen, so delicate and fairy like.

F.T said...

Lovely texture.

Plastic Card Printing
Plastic Card

Rachel said...

It always enhances something when you can share your enjoyment with others.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

I have that CD and it's great! I do love her voice and could listen to her all day long. Hope you have (had?) a very happy mother's day with lots of cake.