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







Thursday, March 17, 2016

titivated with puffs






I can understand if your first thought coming here today is ''on no, not this again'', but bear with me....it's finished!! You have seen it at various stages ''in progress''....now you get to see the bigger picture, the finished article, the completed pocket. Edges have been adorned with Suffolk puffs, there is a button, there is a hint of stitch on the lining, the back has a garden of flowers....done, finished, complete, stitched to death, titivated to the nth degree. - See more at: http://karenannruane.typepad.com/karen_ruane/#sthash.GJYcJbbt.dpuf

2 comments:

suzy mcclung said...

This is SO beautiful. What talent you have!

Elizabeth said...

and it looks gorgeous!!!!