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







Monday, May 14, 2012

petals and knots.....





Two flowers, twelve petals and numerous bullion knots, last nights endeavours  for my cloth. Class will be de listed tomorrow. I am hoping to start on my May newsletter this week... I'm still waiting for that blinding revelation I mentioned yesterday...nothing lost though...I can stitch.


7 comments:

Iceni UK said...

Karen, your work is awesome.....no words can express the beauty you create in stitch.
Hugs.

deanna7trees said...

i was trying to imagine how many bullion knots you have stitched throughout the years...i bet thousands. they add so much dimension and interest to your work.

Miss 376 said...

I love it!

Barbara said...

It's so beautiful Karen :)
x

Liza said...

I love the flowers with the knots, there is something about all that white that looks amazing

Rachel said...

So many variations of fabric and texture!

Postcards from Wildwood said...

Beautiful petals and knots!