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, June 29, 2012

extending Ledgers...





We are moving along to embroidery now in school, I am consumed by ledgers and consumed by white.
This is calling to me every minute and I am determined to piece it together tomorrow...or maybe this evening and have it backed and finished before the next five days have passed. In truth it won't be a long process, just a little tricky. Not tricky in terms of actually doing it but tricky in getting the space to lay it out and piece it together, pin it, tack it....Once that has been done it will be a relatively quick process, just one or two seams to embellish and puffs to add along the edge and hey presto. Sounds easy when I put it like that......


9 comments:

Miss 376 said...

I'm really enjoying seeing the process from the starting picture to stitch, and the thought processes behind it.

Rachel said...

It does indeed sound easy. Unusual colours, too, it seems to me?

ersi marina said...

I'm taking it all in and enjoying every one of your stitches. Those knotty flowers are delightful! (Or are they naughty?)

Sandy said...

Okay, this is awesome!
Sandy in Bracknell

barbara l. hale said...

I love your white on white stuff but I am really digging the colors here.

Elizabeth said...

A lot of things sound easy but making it happen can be a totally different story!!!!

Enjoy yourself.

Suztats said...

That line of knotted colours really makes the white pop!

Jacky said...

Beautiful touch of colour...that line of french knots is sweet!

Jacky xox

Tammie Lee said...

my eyes follow your stitches like a path to a magical land