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

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Pieces for a pocket

Do you remember this post, this red and white pocket? I said in that post that this pocket would look a lot different when it was finished and here are two more pieces of that puzzle, two pieces which will alter how you might expect that pocket to look when it's finished. I can' t say any more at the moment and this one may not be finished for a couple of weeks. There is stitching to add to these surfaces and then there's the lining to make before it's all put together. 
In terms of stitching I need another two bumpy bits and possibly more Suffolk puffs.....the lining will be embellished too and let's not forget the button....

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