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







Tuesday, May 1, 2012

finishing.....




This piece is nearly finished, the end of this week if all goes to plan. This is the second piece of two....do you remember? They will fit together perfectly....I hope.
I am trying to rest my eye...it aches a little if I spend too much time on the computer...I have a lot of computer related stuff to do but in between I am pottering. Pottering is good, I like it.

7 comments:

deanna7trees said...

love those little pops of color all over just peeking through the luscious lace. take care.

Lois Evensen said...

Very pretty, and I am glad to hear you are resting your eye!

helena frontini said...

Sorry to know you were not ok, but I'm sure it will pass soon. I know how important are the eyes for you. kisses and rest a little bit.

underatopazsky said...

Sea foam! Just like the frothy the edges of the waves as they hiss up the beach - fabulous!

Jensters said...

Some more beautiful work coming along nicely Karen....hope your eyes get a good rest.

Postcards from Wildwood said...

Wishing you much happy pottering.
x

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Pottering is good, especially when you need to rest. Copious cups of the hot beverage of choice is highly recommended too. Please take care of you.