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, April 5, 2016

a page and a chat

It's books again, well kind of. It's a single page with a little bit of paper I painted and a scrap of lace cloth. It's also a little chat.......and nine pieces of lace cloth. - See more at:

1 comment:

Elizabeth said...

You always are a busy bee but now you even have to push yourself even more to get all that lacecloth ready ... and all the pieces you're still working on ... good luck Karen ... will keep my fingers crossed for you. .. :-)