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 24, 2012

petals and patchwork....






Work is continuing on my white cloth, the latest additions being a tiny piece of patchwork and some cutwork petals with lace. There is still a long way to go, probably two more sections to piece, surface embroidery to apply, rouleau loops to create.....I am talking myself into list writing here........If you want to check out how the girls are doing then just have a look here. You will be impressed I promise.
I had a lovely birthday too. Thanks so much for all the birthday wishes. I must have been a good girl because I got lots of beautiful gifts and was taken out to eat...twice!!! 
My birthday passing is also a reminder that May is nearly over...yikes!!! Where's my newsletter???? It's a plan...this weekend...promise.



7 comments:

Miss 376 said...

Glad to have you back and that you enjoyed your couple of days break. I can go away happy now I've had my dose of your white cloth

deanna7trees said...

happy to hear you had a good birthday celebration. love that last image with the light coming through.

Rachel said...

Charming - such delicate textures!

Joanna said...

Ever thought of making lampshades from your cloths, they would look fabulous with the light shining through them.

Elizabeth said...

Ofcourse you have been a good girl and you deserve every present you got. Your petals look just gorgeous and don't fret over your newsletter. Make one in June and than you have plenty of time!!!!

Enjoy yourself.

Tammie Lee said...

a feeling of purity in this piece

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Looking at these is making me anxious to get back at my white cloth - hopefully next week!