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, February 4, 2016

a five minute page

Thursday, wet and dreary Thursday. What to do? What to do to make the world seem brighter? I did. Five minutes, a little scrap of paper and a tiny scrap of snippet cloth and hey presto another page ticked off the ''to do'' list. I reckon if I have a few  more of these five minute play times over the coming weeks I will have my little books crammed in no time at all.

1 comment:

Lynn Holland said...

Hi Karen
What a wonderful little book you are creating, it is just the sort of way I like to be creative.
I can feel myself being drawn back to contemporary stitching so I'm off for a look round your blog to see what's happening in the land of Karen.
Kindest regards
Lynn x