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

Friday, February 19, 2016


Buttons......quite a few buttons. These are the latest ones I have made but there are more.... 

Eventually these buttons will find their way onto Button Cloths.....eventually. - See more at:


Rachel said...

I do rather like the little bullion stitches tying down your gimp curls!

Anneliese said...

Oh Karen, these buttons are gorgeous, smashing, incredibly beautiful. It makes me happy to see your creations.