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

Friday, November 27, 2015

a sample.....

More about this..... this has turned out to be such an inspirational piece to embroider. It has given me new ideas, new directions, so much information and a lot of ideas all stored up. It's amazing where working with a small piece of lace and the edge of a hankie will take should try it.
The video allows you to see clearly the embroidery which has been added since you last saw it....

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