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







Friday, April 6, 2012

titivations....




I have edges on my mind......



8 comments:

deanna7trees said...

ooh...interesting.

Coach Tina said...

very cool-looks like little chips-good enough to eat

Diane said...

Oh, my dear talented lady, no need to be jealous of my painting skills. I could say the same about your exquisite needlework. So let's have an "Admiration Society". :-)

Thank you!!!

XO Diane

Suztats said...

oh, my! Bows trimmed in lace? Are you creating rows of bows for an edging?

Miss 376 said...

The samples you made are stunning, some of my favourites to date

Tammie Lee said...

they are like little gems

Rachel said...

Not just edges, but a tassel...

Magpie's Mumblings said...

I'm behind in my blog reading (again) so yet more comments will be coming in bunches from me...poor you! Anyhoo - bows? How cool is that!!