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

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

hankies, pin pillows and almost finished work....

It's been a busy week and a mixed week. I've started new pieces and almost finished others. I've pinned a lot and tacked a lot. I have looked at old work hanging next to new work whilst planning new pieces. I have acquired emery sand....the jury is out on whether that's a blessing or a curse. New labels which were ordered have arrived....they excite me a lot!! I commissioned those from the very talented Anna.....they arrived so quickly too all the way from the USA.
Today I have a real feeling of satisfaction with where I am creatively...I mean in terms of preparation for upcoming events. So far so good. So far the plan is working. So far I am making good progress.
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1 comment:

Elizabeth said...

It is always a good feeling when a plan comes together ... enjoy the journey, Karen .. :-)