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, June 25, 2012

pretty? delicate?





Pretty or delicate, wasn't sure which one of those words described these images, this work the best so I used them both. This is embroidery on the final section of the final section. Applique lace with bullion knots at the edge. I have also added a little touch of buttonhole stitch to the edge of a lace fragment that is on there too. It kind of looks like another pocket don't you think. I laid the work on a sketchbook page...just because I wanted to.
Ledgers started today and it is a huge class. I am probably going to de list it tomorrow so this is your last chance....as soon as images begin to appear in our group I will let you have a link. I am excited to see the variation that may come from such a big group.... Also my inbox is crammed, I apologise so much and wouldn't be surprised if I never get another comment on here I am becoming so appallingly inept at responding. I hope to put that right later today, just before bedtime. Thanks so much for your patience.

9 comments:

ersi marina said...

Your work is response enough to anything we might want to know. It's eloquent and inspiring and it speaks to us (I'm sure) as it speaks to you too. Don't worry about answering all comments,we know you're here for us and that you care ♥

deanna7trees said...

i agree. no need to respond to every comment. love the netting and its edge on this piece.

Miss 376 said...

I thought it was a lace pocket, definitely delicate and pretty

Iceni UK said...

love what you have made Karen.
I agree, there is no need to reply to my comments, just to be able to see your work is enough.
hugs

Rachel said...

Delicate is certainly a good work - how about "Delightful" as well!

Suztats said...

Both. Delicate and pretty. I want it!

KippysSoMature said...

pretty and delicate - and endearing - thank you so much for visiting my blog - it means the world to me :)
very excited with the ledger class

Christine B said...

Pretty AND delicate. Beautiful - I love the way you photograph your embroideries next to your art work.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Pretty and delicate seem to be inadequate to describe this. The English language needs to be updated! As for responding to comments - not to worry on my account.