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







Tuesday, March 27, 2012

a white diversion



White isn't normally a diversion for me..I use it all the time. It's the subject matter that is the diversion, a small piece of embroidery on silk, a custom order. Truth be told I don't think I really had time to do this and it has taken me an age...sorry about that to the person who requested it. The lace isn't part of the order...I just made that last night and wanted to photograph it as I love it so much...reason enough?

7 comments:

Miss 376 said...

beautiful as always. Looks like the wait was worth it. Love the cutouts

Rachel said...

I've never yet had a client complain about the wait, and I'm sure you won't either!

deanna7trees said...

i just love those bullion stitches over the french knots. must try that. gorgeous piece.

Rosa said...

Ohh.. lots of lovely bullion knots. For some reason this looks a bit... hmm.. "industrial" to me. Like a lot of tubes at a construction site. Well - me and my imaginations *LOL*

Suztats said...

Billions of bullions! Brilliant!

Pam Kellogg said...

Hi Karen, had to stop by and see what you've been working on. I haven't been on Facebook in awhile so I haven't seen you lately.

Gorgeous, elegant textile art! It's always a pleasure to visit your blog!

Pam

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Beautiful rows of bullions - so pretty!