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







Wednesday, April 18, 2012

next....




This piece will be familiar. I have shown it in various stages but there has been more added to it and this section is almost finished. I have plans for the next stage that I hope come off as I imagine them...we shall see. In my head they are amazing, quite possibly the best idea I ever had....so it's fingers and toes crossed here...wish me luck.

9 comments:

deanna7trees said...

awaiting your great idea which i'm sure will work out magnificently.

Lois Evensen said...

Lovely. And, isn't it fun to let pieces develop as you work on them. :) So nice.

Joanna said...

I wish people could see inside my head at times to see the brilliant ideas I have, they don't always seem to come out the way I intend - I hope yours do though.

Iceni UK said...

Good luck.... :)

Suztats said...

Tantalizing, and so pleasing to the eye. I want to touch the knots and laces......

Ingrid said...

another gorgeous piece!
good luck!

Anni - Fabric and Mixed Media Art said...

Karen your cloth is so wonderfully made, all these various techniques, love all about your work.
Anni

Rachel said...

Good to see progress continuing - and great to know you've got more ideas coming!

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Uncross those fingers girl and get stitching because we're all dying to see what is in that fertile brain of yours. I know it's going to be something special.