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







Saturday, April 9, 2016

gingham and prairie points





A new pillow, doodled silk, chain stitch, cutwork prairie points, applique, gingham and spotty fabric. It's cheerful if nothing else, brightens the day. I'm not sure if this one will come to France with me.....just a niggle that I can't quite put my finger on. Does that happen to you? I will decide last minute. I suppose I could take it but not get it out of the suitcase.......

I'm out today, for most of today anyway...celebrating with this gorgeous little man who is not so little any more.


Happy birthday James. Love you to the moon and back. - See more at: http://karenannruane.typepad.com/karen_ruane/#sthash.borB22FF.dpuf

3 comments:

Lois Evensen said...

James is such a darling! And, it appears everything he is wearing his hand made. How sweet. So much love for him went into all the things he is wearing.

Love your newest creations, too!

Hugs from across the pond,
Lois

Anneliese said...

Happy celebration, Karen. Lovely, lovely! Enjoy this day with yours. The pincushion - how sweet again!

Anneliese said...

Oh no pincushion --- a lovely PILLOW.