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 10, 2012

sugary knots, white knots





There's a proper French knot love in going on here. I am surrounded by them. The white knots are for class, my cloth. The sugary knots are a progression from the circles...I can move from a circle to a squiggle I amaze myself sometimes! Looking again though, not so much a squiggle more a dot....There is a plan..... I'm just not ready to share. Not because it's a massive secret or anything more because the rate I'm working it could be Christmas and many more days like today it will be never. I am having one of those days when everything seems to take ten times longer than normal. What's that about? Can't cope with it to be honest....officially? It's driving me nuts.

12 comments:

deanna7trees said...

time is irrelevant to all this. doesn't matter how long it takes. what matters is that what you wind up with is always beautiful.

Miss 376 said...

Sounds like my week!
From what I can see, you've accomplished a lot, and it's all beautiful

Annet said...

I hope this sample is for tomorrows video! It looks so pretty. No French knots for me today, only cross stitches.

jenclair said...

Oh, I'm all for French knots! Beautiful!

Rachel said...

You certainly seem to do wonders with French knots!

lilipopo said...

what can I say! French knot perfection :o)

Iceni UK said...

like little iced gems, love them. :)

Suztats said...

Love the sugar! The colours remind me of those velvety after-dinner mints....smooooth

Jeannie said...

It is like a field of petit fours! Gorgeous!!! I love French knots and yours just make me want to grab some thread and start stitching.

Nicole said...

Hello, I discovered your blog and your hand art. It's so nice and so marvellous. I'll be write a post on my blog so others personnes can appreciate also your wonderful work
(excuse-me for my bad english, I'am french...)

Chas et Passions

Magpie's Mumblings said...

I just want to pick those off and eat them (and I don't even LIKE candy!).

Katie said...

Mmm French knots have become one of my favorite stitches ever since I figured them out. These are lovely!