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







Wednesday, July 11, 2012

today's table

Three cheers please......my cloth is backed. Not finished, just backed so I will save the pats on the back until it is ACTUALLY finished. It has to be finished by Sunday because that's when I'm giving it to the intended recipient....good incentive to get my finger out.....
the printed images? I wish......wish they were my work, unfortunately (or thankfully that he exists and creates such drool quality beauty) they are Christian Lacroix, you have no idea how I aspire...............they are there for something else....you may see that tomorrow....

10 comments:

Rachel said...

Lacroix and the others have the inestimable advantage of the ateliers of Paris - still, we can all aspire to produce something as excellent, even if it doesn't use the same exorbitantly priced materials!

deanna7trees said...

a good feeling to get something so beautiful finished.

ersi marina said...

A thunderous applause on your cloth-making progress and some claps for Lacroix :))

I can't wait to see what you have in mind there!

Suztats said...

3 Cheers! Looking forward to seeing your cloth all completed.

fabriquefantastique said...

Saw a fab Lacroix exhibition in Paris a few years ago...mouthwatering.
Karen, you are popping up all over blogland these days.

Miss 376 said...

Oh, how exciting, another one nearly finished. Sunday will be a happy day

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Wish my table looked like that! Wish we could all be little mice in the corner and see what the recipient thinks of her wonderful white cloth. I would imagine she'll be speechless.

Coach Tina said...

More suspense-I can hardly handle it!

Linda Carole Bloom said...

Wow, you have certainly been working!! I have been making pillowcase and baby dresses - and massaging dogs. But back to my cloth tomorrow night - still putting sections together!

Christine B said...

So tell me Karen... how do you manage to do all that you do? It can't JUST be not doing any housework!!!

I wonder if you could do a course on "fitting everything in"... I'll be first to join up :)