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

Monday, April 11, 2016

for pages

Snippets, samples, scraps, paper, cloth.....pages for artist books. Three new pages were put together last night, gathering has happened for other pages. These artist books have now become ''urgently need to put together'' books as opposed to the ''as and when''  books they were a few weeks ago. Another fifteen pages (guessing here) are needed....wish me luck. One thing this should show you is that never throwing anything away is a good choice. Fabric snippets, offcuts come in handy for many things....including ledger work.
(The lace cloth marathon is nearing completion which is a huge relief. )
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