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

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

five pages

As promised yesterday...more pages, five to be exact. ''A few pages here and there'' books....they're taking shape. There are little scraps of stitched cloth with small pieces of torn, painted paper...a few puffs for texture and interest along with rolled cloth and painted cloth.
I do think I need an afternoon playing, just painting more papers, creating little textured scraps of cloth and paper before these books will be sufficiently crammed....that's not a chore, in my opinion that's a win win...
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