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, February 14, 2016

a lace edge, a button, apocket

Image overload? Sorry.....I couldn't decide which ones to leave out. This pocket is finished. Well, I say it's finished there could be Suffolk puffs appearing on here too in the near future. This one is all about hankies and hexagons and was the first piece I started in class. Silk, vintage hankies, vintage lace, embroidery, a button and hey presto. There is patchwork on the lining too, hexagons, Grandmothers flower garden. In theory I am making for France but I have a sneaky feeling this one is a keeper, mine, never to be parted with.
Where have I been? Just a life hiccup. Thanks for all the mails and the search parties which were sent out in my honour it was very much appreciated.

1 comment:

Lois Evensen said...

Lovely! :) It's good to see your posts here.