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







Sunday, March 25, 2012

process....


This weekend I am surrounded by samples...examining, thinking, planning. Some have been added to...others are being recreated and extended on new cloth. These are all so precious and valid in their own right. They are also a means to an end......
I have so many ideas.........

7 comments:

Miss 376 said...

A most beautiful Sunday morning treat, or should I say afternoon

deanna7trees said...

yes...so many ideas. first thing this morning, i hooped up some cheesecloth with dyed paper towels that i unearthed from a few years ago. off to the machine.

Suztats said...

Yummy! Morning lace and beautiful embroideries.........

Lois Evensen said...

Yes, so many ideas and so little time. Keep making notes!! :))

Barbara said...

Such beautiful work Karen.

sharon young said...

such a lovely collection, it would make a superb book.

Rachel said...

Good to know the ideas are still flowing!