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







Thursday, July 12, 2012

white....

It's finished, complete, ready, titivated to within an inch of its life. Feel free to pat me on the back! Today you have a short video...sometime within the next week you will have millions of pictures. Brace yourself....




8 comments:

Suztats said...

Lucky Aunty! It's so beautiful, Karen, and I'm sure it will be treasured.

deanna7trees said...

oh i'd have a hard time giving this one up. it is magnificent.

Miss 376 said...

Karen, that is truly beautiful. There are so many lovely details in it, and I am sure your Aunty will love it. It's really special

silk said...

Glorious! Eager for more photos.

Mary said...

Beautiful work, as always, Karen!

Rachel said...

Congratulations - I hope you have good light for the promised photos!

Heather Woollove said...

How wonderful, Karen!! I know that your true Aunty will be over the moon about this charming gift! XXO-

debbie eaves said...

very beautiful piece of work. I can't tell by the video as to what size it maybe.