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







Thursday, May 31, 2012

adorning, titivating.....







I have been making funky puffs for edges and adding lace to edges...this lace added to an edge of rouleau loops.
I want to paint, yes...I actually WANT to paint so if it's possible time will be set aside for that later this afternoon. Don't ask me what I will paint because I haven't a clue. I just feel the need...depending on how that goes I may show you. If it's a total disaster it will never be mentioned again......

7 comments:

deanna7trees said...

most of my painting is a total disaster but i still enjoy playing with watercolor paints and my inktense pencils. just love that lace edge with the rouleau loops.

henrietta (aka ani aka zani) said...

I'm enjoying the background painting. Almost like a little peek into your thought. Ideas brewing. And of course the stitching is just more beauty on the landscape.

Sandy Leigh said...

I draw like a child, but I don't care, I still doodle! Please go for it and paint away. Your lovely white work is just so fresh and inspiring. Is it hard to get a collection together to have a gallery showing? It looks like you have had many, and that would be so exciting! Take care, dear. Sandy at EatWriteDreamStitch.blogspot.com

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Such sweet little painted flowers - perhaps to peek through some cutwork?

Susanna Di Milo said...

Followed you from your flickr account, what a gorgeous blog!

I love painting, can't do it with watercolour, but acrylics

Sometimes it is difficult to decide what to do, sew, crochet or paint, sometimes I end up doing nothing at all!

Yvonne Moxon said...

beautiful work, looks like you did a bit of painting already with those flowers, love those tiny hexagons :)

Rachel said...

In my experience, if there's a real itch to paint, at least some of what's produced will be really good!