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







Saturday, April 21, 2012

favourite....







Memory lane....a big, huge, rediscovery of images past. All of them mainly white, some with a touch of colour. All of them favourites, all of them now gone. It pays to hoard your images.

11 comments:

Miss 376 said...

Thank you for taking us on this trip down memory lane, some beautiful pieces. It was the hooks and eyes that first brought me to your blog

Suztats said...

Oh, I enjoyed Memory Lane.

Iceni UK said...

It is wonderful to look again at your exquisite work Karen
The cutwork flowers are truly beautiful.
Thanks for showing your memories.:)
x

Annet said...

It's great to see this, it's new to me! Love the whipped wheels on the prairie points!

barbara l. hale said...

Love those little peek-a-boos with the color. Nice.

stitchinglife said...

It's a good place to wander. Really enjoyed seeing these pieces. And thanks for the invite :-)

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Huge suggestion for you - take these images and put them onto a CD right this INSTANT because you never know what might happen. Take it from one who knows!

Rachel said...

They're lovely!

Zdolność-tworzenia said...

Uwielbiam Twoje pajęcze hafty.

Tammie Lee said...

I remember some of these, they are indeed treasures~

Postcards from Wildwood said...

Image number three moves me quite unimaginably! I don't suppose I could find it on Flickr and favourite it....?