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

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

the second one from the unfinished pile

You saw it here,'s finished now! I backed it and added oversized prairie points along with a few more puffs. Including this one, that's two quite big pieces finished in the past week or so. I am so pleased I completed these two cloths, they languished for far too long. Watch the video and see what you think.
On my ''to do'' list for the rest of the day....make more lace cloth, finish this pocket, doodle on some silk, start putting goody bag things into piles and maybe put a couple more pages together in my little books.

Patched pocket girls....stand by your computers.....there's a video coming!
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