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 18, 2016

the next stage of a pocket


A new panel has been added to the lower edge of this pocket, an extension, strips of silk Habotai, strips of metallic silk tissue, strips of vintage lace. It's part of a bigger plan to show off the layered hankie corners, to make them more obvious and more of a feature. You will see what I mean when this is eventually finished but there's still quite a way to go yet.
The last time you saw this pocket in waiting it looked like this. Next time you see it hopefully it will be finished. Meantime we created the lining in class earlier this week.
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