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 28, 2012

white and mirrors....


back to white again...reminded myself of it yesterday you see, now the addiction has returned. You haven't seen these before, I made these with the girls, you know, the girls from my global embroidery school. This piece is all ready to go into my mammoth portfolio...you must remember that? It is taking shape if only in a small way, preparing work and such.
The plan for the rest of today? Make tiny embellishments, unique embellishments for edges...watch this space

10 comments:

deanna7trees said...

love how the stitches work in and out from the cloth to the page background.

sharon young said...

Scrummy texture , circles within circles, and I too love the compatibility of your embroidery with the paper, works perfectly.

barbara l. hale said...

Love the mirrors and looking forward to your next adventure in embroidery.

lilipopo said...

luscious!

Annet said...

Gorgeous! Looking forward to your tiny embellishments.

JP said...

Karen every time I look at this blog I think your work gets even lovlier - one day I want to see it all in the flesh!

Rachel said...

Fabric against the paper and stitching joining the two - lovely!

Tammie Lee said...

quite wonderful
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Jensters said...

Im in love with this piece Karen...i can just imagine the mirrors shinning too.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

It's so hard to find where the stitching leaves off and the paper begins. Lovely!