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 7, 2012
My brain hurt last night...proper hurt.
hurtpast participle, past tense of hurt
Cause physical pain or injury to: "Ow! You're hurting me!"
well at times like that what is required is a little ''no brain function necessary'' stitching. So I did some French knots....just a little sample for my sketchbook with a tiny bit of needle weaving thrown in at the top of the page and some running stitch securing a blue edge. Practising just in case I forget how to do them...
My brain no longer hurts....let's prescribe French Knots on the NHS.
(the font is all messed up because I added a quote....c'est la vie)