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

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Pin tucks, doodles, lace cloth and fabric heaven

Weather wise it's been a gloomy week...enough rain to require three Arks never mind one and I'm sure that's obvious from one or two of these images. Gloom however doesn't get in the way of cloth, embroidery, doodling, pin tucking etc etc. I even managed to ''accidentally'' buy a lot of fabric from the shop shown here. It's a good thing that place isn't local to me. It's a good thing it's an hour and a half drive away in the place my mum lives.
Later today I'm going to work more on this from yesterday (the doodled piece).....a little applique perhaps....hopefully I can show you that tomorrow. I'm thinking of using the colours I used here...what do you think?

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