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







Tuesday, July 3, 2012

ledgers and a new white cloth....



I am still consumed by ledgers.....and white. My wrapping cloth is finished in terms of joining, titivating and marking out the edges. All I need now is space, mental and physical in order to lay it out and attach the back. Yes, I need an empty house,......maybe Thursday. In the meantime I have started another white cloth...why? Because I really needed to stitch with white, piece some white.
Ledgers is so much fun too, it's like play time at school...paints and mess and a little chaos....


6 comments:

Rachel said...

It is certainly interesting to see what you are doing...

henrietta (aka ani aka zani) said...

a place for you and your rummage. i had a friend, both she and her mother were art instructors. supplies everywhere - you can imagine...long and the short of it, the mother's husband and my friends brother ended up buying the house across the way and left the "art" house for the women! just thought that would pop a smile.

deanna7trees said...

the isolation of part of an image gives such a dramatic effect.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

I know you will never be bored Karen - there are simply too many things you love to do. You not being bored means we get lots of delightful eye candy to pore over!

Joanna said...

All I can say is I think my hubby would be more than happy if I was as tidy as you when I get going on art and crafts. I can understand why someone would end up buying another house.

Anni - Fabric and Mixed Media Art said...

Karen these pages from your sketchbook are so beautifully made, love the blue against white.
Anni