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







Thursday, March 1, 2012

white....










Finally, images for you of my finished white cloth. I hope you like it.....I tried and failed to get an image of the whole thing but it really wasn't working so I hope to bring you a video of this piece in the next couple of weeks...





15 comments:

Miss 376 said...

Karen, this is another wonderful cloth. So many wonderful details to feast the eyes on. It's going to be very well received

deanna7trees said...

oh...absolutely gorgeous. i like how you added those edges of color and those swirling bullion stitches in a circle. lucky mum.

Flaming Nora said...

Corr eck mrs thats fanflippintastic!
Say in a Cockerney or a whippet ate my pigeon accent, which ever comes most naturally!
Gorgeous stuff Karen.

Rachel said...

Glorious - and I love the blue shadows falling across the white cloth!

Rachel said...

It's particularly hard to get good photographs of a large textile, I think, and you make it harder for yourself because so much of the effect comes from changing textures. The close-ups look lovely, though1

Sandy said...

I love it. What are the dimensions?
sandy

Peggy Holt said...

It is profoundly beautiful, Karen.

Elizabeth said...

This would look perfect upon my jeans quilt, lol, but than white and blue are a great pair!

Your mom is a lucky woman!!!!

liniecat said...

Looks stunning........!

Sheep Rustler said...

It's beautiful :)

Magpie's Mumblings said...

It's hard to make a comment when you're speechless!!! Oh, oh and oh....your mum is going to adore this.

stitchinglife said...

very beautiful...

Rosa said...

It is just so beautiful, beautiful, beautiful..

Dolores said...

Stupendous, gorgeous, breath-taking, beautiful and all white (almost.)

Linda Carole Bloom said...

All I can say is WOW - I just keep looking and looking! (I'm damp stretching my third section) Love, Linda