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, December 6, 2015

a new doodle on silk

Doodling on silk was the order of the day yesterday. What can I say, I was compelled, couldn't resist the temptation or the urge. This doodling is done with Pigma Micron pens. I did consider doing it with some new Inktense pencils I was gifted but I was scared. There will have to be a little more playing with those before I am confident enough to take them near fabric.
Some of the lines here have bled. I expected that as I have done this before. It's hardly noticeable though by the time the cloth is embellished, titivated, stitched to within an inch of its life.

1 comment:

Lois Evensen said...

So colorful! Lovely. :)