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, March 7, 2016

beads, French knots and an ironing board.

It's finished, another piece of paperwork to add to the collection. Can you spot a theme here? Domesticity, ironing boards, patchwork, domestic cloth......
This one has bling....little glass beads, cubes. An ironing bard like you haven't seen before and which in truth would be absolutely useless for ironing on. Imagine the creases those beads would cause.
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