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, April 14, 2016

books, bags, labels, buttons

A glimpse for you of what I've been doing. There's been a bit of French printing going on as you can see. There's been a lot of stuff put in bags...(for protection in transit and for display). Cloth pieces such as pillows, pockets and wrapping cloths won't be going in bags.......but for travelling they will be wrapped in white acid free tissue and bubble wrap.
The little thread cards with the labels tied on with ribbon......they will very shortly have coloured thread wrapped on them for my and green to be precise. 
Next on my ''to do''  list is exactly that, thread wrapping.....
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