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 7, 2012


My first ever newsletter is now available to read here

if I have your e-mail address it will be dropping into your inbox any time soon!!


deanna7trees said...

enjoyed the newsletter. loved the baby images.

Elizabeth said...

Well done!!!!

kathrynclark said...

Great newsletter! And congrats on the book cover!!

Iceni UK said...

Great first Newsletter Karen, sending birthday wishes to Helen and James.
Enjoy your weekend away and tea at ther 'posh' hotel. x

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Yay - a newsletter!! Great idea, but a lot more work for you methinks.