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 3, 2012

extending





My current piece is being extended, added to, embroidered, French Knots, Bullion knots, a mass of hand stitch. It's taking shape, I love it, the next bit is scary. More of that when it happens in case I chicken out...
Sadly I must put this away for a couple of days as there are other things to be done...you can have a look at one of those tomorrow....

10 comments:

Rachel said...

You tease, you! What are you planning?

Suztats said...

I love this, and look forward to seeing the next extension......see you tomorrow!

deanna7trees said...

something scary, challenging, risky...usually brings about more inspiration. it's just cloth and can always be 'fixed' in some new, exciting way.

stitchinglife said...

It's beautiful. Thanks for coming to check up on me :-) All ok, just busy.

stitchinglife said...

Looking beautiful, as always. Thanks for coming to check up on me :-)

Elizabeth said...

You're such a busy-bee. I imagine your house as one big venue of gorgeous pieces.

Sue said...

Oh my, it's exquisite! (from Copenhagen - we have a wifi connection in our apartment :)) (but no sewingmachine :()

Marie Costa said...

Exquisite texture

Coach Tina said...

That is just how I imagine Karen's house too! One big gorgeous place filled with beautiful cloth!

sharon young said...

So gorgeous to see it all in context, sorry but I'm drooling too, just like one of your other commenters, it must be catching :-)