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







Saturday, June 16, 2012

process

From this,




to this,






a strip to fit a specific section on my wrapping cloth. Small snippets, leftovers embroidered, titivated. This may well evolve into a pocket. I have been asked what I will put in my pockets. Very often there isn't anything physical in there. I put love in there, or private thoughts.
A short visit today, my little girl is home. I'm off to be a mum......






9 comments:

deanna7trees said...

loved seeing how you started out with little snippets of things and worked them all together with stitch. lovely. enjoy your day.

Suztats said...

Have a wonderful Mum time!
Love the maybe pocket!

Annet said...

This looks so pretty, it will be a gorgeous pocket!

Rachel said...

It's intriguing to see the use you make of scraps of other material.

Elizabeth said...

Love the way you use all these little leftovers.

Enjoy another part of your heaven.

Lois Evensen said...

So lovely as always. Enjoy being with your little girl. :)

Miss 376 said...

Oh so beautiful. Love seeing all the different parts come together to make a wonderful whole. Have a great day with your little girl

Anni - Fabric and Mixed Media Art said...

Hi Karen, love all the little pieces of lace and stitches you put together, so beautiful.
Anni

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Having girlie time must be wonderful so enjoy it to the hilt.