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, December 3, 2015

Design sheets

I thought you might like to see these, a collection of the sheets I have created for the class which is almost finished ''sampling for stitch''. I have had so much fun and I am hoping the girls have too. My intention wasn't ever to make this pocket I am sampling for. This pocket which I now know inside out in terms of size, colour, thread, cloth, stitches, process, placement. My intention was to create a library of information,  a library of samples, a library of inspiration for use in the future. Well I have that now, the library, the collection, the inspiration. That makes me very happy.
I would love to also make this pocket, to follow the process I have investigated over the past 12 weeks or so, to put some of that into action, to create a pocket, to test my sampling, to fully view the results of my sampling.  I may just do that. It's certainly on  my ''to do'' list.

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