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, May 18, 2012

extending....




Extending my sketchbook page with needle weaving, cutwork, French knots and thumbnails whilst thinking all the time, trying to collate something in my head that is hiding. Never mind, I will continue to stitch and extend.
We are doing cutwork in class this week so it was inevitable that I would use it here. It's on my mind so I go with what's on my mind.
It's quite early for me to be posting, my day is a little upside down. Later I have a video to make, cloth to select, embroidery to plan, photographs to take. Last night I made love hearts with lace. I will show you those soon.


8 comments:

Rachel said...

Love the interwoven needleweaving!

Miss 376 said...

It's lovely to see the cut outs amid all those knots.

Iceni UK said...

love it all ....it's heaven to look at all this perfect whiteness.
Wishing you a Happy weekend Karen.
x

Lois Evensen said...

Lovely. I so enjoy the blog window into what you are doing. :)

deanna7trees said...

i like the needleweaving tucked in between the french knots.

Ingrid said...

Love the weaving and ofcource the french knots:)

Suztats said...

The needleweaving and cutwork looks fantastic! I love it!

Magpie's Mumblings said...

I'm back in the land of the internet again and slowly catching up. Must say I do love the interwoven needlelace circles - incredible!!