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

Monday, December 21, 2015

front and back

The front and back of this silk pocket are embellished, (yes I decided on  a pocket) I need to think about the lining. The reverse has three stems with a Suffolk puff at the top, a flower, the sense of a flower. More Suffolk puffs will be added to the front before it's all put together. I am tempted to embroider the lining too. Simple embroidery similar to the reverse, perhaps just one stem and one Suffolk puff. What do you think?

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