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, April 17, 2012

complete.....






Same piece of work, different pictures. Yesterday it was waiting to be finished......today it is backed, edged...complete. It also has a new home....a happy ending.
To my girls....you have a video on its way...I am converting it as we speak so get the kettle on, put your feet up and relax....


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15 comments:

Tatkis said...

It is a beauty itself!

Hugs,
Tatyana

Rachel said...

Such variety of texture!

Iceni UK said...

Karen, it's gorgeous, I'm happy it's found a home.

Miss 376 said...

I hope it will be happy in it's new home, it's wonderful

stitchinglife said...

Beautiful. Home sweet home :-)

deanna7trees said...

i would have a hard time letting it go. it is gorgeous.

Linda Carole Bloom said...

This is so beautiful - no wonder it was snapped up! I must tell you though, I just watched the video and I got absolute icy shivers when you slid this piece over right next to your coffee cup!!!!!!
Have a great time at the tea party!

barbara l. hale said...

That's gorgeous, Karen!!

Annet said...

It's gorgeous, Karen! I think I couldn't part with it if I had made something like this!

Sara Crittenden Coppedge said...

Just gorgeous. How nice that it all ready has a home to go to! Glad you have lots of pictures....

Flaming Nora said...

Its beautiful and covered in lovely little sea urchins. And to preempt you they are sea urchins that have been loving embellished by tiny little shrimps in memory of the ancient sea bass that taught them every thing they know.

helena frontini said...

So beautiful!!! Congratulations. xx

Suztats said...

Gorgeousness in white......makes my fingers itch to get at my white piece, but I must wait....argh....other commitments intervene....but at least in the interim I can drool over your pics and dream.....

Tammie Lee said...

such a beautiful piece.
i love completing pieces, such a good feeling.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

I have decided that we need a new dictionary because the words that currently exist to describe your work simply aren't enough. Spectacular work Karen!!