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

Monday, February 29, 2016

three more

Another three pages, following on from these that makes 27 minimum still needed but who is counting! Mini compositions, scraps of paper, little snippets of stitch, tiny doodles....all of which could be enlarged, used as inspiration for fabric for my brain...
There are more artist book related ramblings for you to pore over herehere and here.
 If you like these, if you're curious then ''reinventing the page'' begins next Monday, Monday.....

I must also say that I didn't make the books. I bought them from this amazing place with her consent to use them in this way, to titivate and pass them on.
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