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

Sunday, April 3, 2016

a doodled pillow top

A piece of silk, a piece of gingham, a pen, a quick five minutes doodling, add stitch add a few prairies points and hey presto....a pillow top. This one is light relief from my current sewing machine duties, Spring like and cheerful. I do love my cloth which is being created on the sewing machine but if I'm not careful, if I don't take a break with something completely different every once in a while it will become a chore. We don't want that do we.
The reverse of this one is being planned in my head as I type this today. The edges are also being considered, debated. There is another piece , similar to this one but not identical in progress too. A matching pair, a complimentary the end of the week I hope.
In case you missed them, or have forgotten about them....a few pieces of previously doodled and stitched cloth.

1 comment:

Lois Evensen said...

Light relief is good. I, too, work on small projects in breaks from the bigger ones. It keeps my sanity. ;)

You do such lovely work.

Hugs from the other side of the pond,