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, July 16, 2012

checks and stripes





Checks and stripes or gingham and ticking? Take your pick, I don't mind whatever you call them. Another page for class and please go here for more brilliant work from the group. Puts my efforts to shame.
My cloth was delivered safely, Aunty loved it and I ate cake so a good day all told. 
I have also placed a followers gadget on here...I resisted this for a long time but I have been asked for it. I am still not sure if it will stay because I can't decide if I like it or not...I know, I'm awkward, , picky, finickity ....

finickity (comparative more finickitysuperlative most finickity)
  1. Fastidious and fussy; difficult to please; exacting, especially about details; meticulous and particular.


11 comments:

deanna7trees said...

happy to hear all went well yesterday.

Coach Tina said...

I see your influence in these ledgers!

ersi marina said...

As Alice in Wonderland would say, you're getting finickitier and finickitier every day :)

I had your blog in my blogzzz list so I was following you anyway.

Tammie Lee said...

LOVE seeing your class art... my sense is that you offer wonderful lessons to your students.

so you placed a gadget for following and now you see how many people already followed you, we can follow gadget or not, gadget simply makes it easier for people to do so.

Annet said...

good to hear your Aunty love the cloth you made. Love the Gingham and stripes, they look very nice together.

Rachel said...

It's fascinating, isn't it, to see how the same basic design - checks or stripes - can look so very different depending on the colours or the proportions used!

Magpie's Mumblings said...

I already follow you, so the gadget won't make a difference to me. Have to say I like this little side trip into gingham and stripes (but will be happy with white when it returns).

Sara Crittenden Coppedge said...

I have been "following" for a year or two!

Jeannie said...

"I'll follow you anywhere"! I can't remember what movie that line is from, but it seemed appropriate! There is something about gingham, ticking, etc. that makes me happy. I am so glad that your aunt liked her cloth. Have a fantastic week!

sharon young said...

Great page, love the simplicity of the layout and your choice to keep the white background. Love the work your student's have been doing, very exciting.

stitchinglife said...

All looking very pretty :-)