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 2, 2012

still in the hoop





Embroidering on lace for another section of my cloth.....I love this lace, it's so delicate. This piece actually has three backings as it is so fine and fragile. When I am working on it, holding it, it is so soft. There's still a long way to go with my cloth and we finish next week....technically. Instruction and demonstration finish next week but believe me there will be a lot of show and tell of ''where I am up to'' going on for at least two weeks after. My labels are ordered too, one of those will be going in the pocket the others in a drawer. I only need one but had to order a minimum amount, never mind, the recipient, (you know....the one with no internet?) is more than worth it.
My painting efforts went down well yesterday, thanks for that. I had planned to do a little more today but so far zero, zilch...the time has flown. Maybe later.....

6 comments:

deanna7trees said...

there's nothing like stitching through soft cloth...like stitching through a dream. love the lacy look.

Carol Q said...

no words... just drooling. lol

Rosa said...

.. more drooling;-)

jojo said...

C EST SUBLIME QUE DE BELLES CREATIONS BISESSSSSSSSSSSSSS

Rachel said...

Lovely as usual, Karen!

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Yum! I think I can actually see the softness in your photos.