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, March 11, 2016

a pocket of puffs

Last week it was in pieces, today it's joined, it has running stitch seams and a pocket crammed with silk Suffolk puffs. This is the front panel, the reverse and the lining are in progress. It's another one I know I'm going to want to keep. I have to give myself a good talking to.
There will be more silk Suffolk puffs, perhaps for an edge or an opening once the reverse and the lining are put in place. I am hoping to have this finished before Monday so watch this space.....then again, I have weekend plans for lace cloth too. Decisions, decisions.....
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