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, May 8, 2016

a pile of pockets

These pockets came on holiday with me to France......then they came home with me. I have been asked to list my unsold items from France in the shop so here you are. I also have a few buttons (not many) and that's about it to be honest. The buttons aren't in the shop because I want to keep those for future work. I know, I'm greedy and selfish :(
I'm still dithering a bit over my dilemma from to mount the pieces in order that I won't want to keep them for myself. I know that probably doesn't make sense but I need to get my head sorted and begin to see my next '''pages'' as not mine, for sale, for someone else. That just takes a little time. For example....all the pockets were made with a view to selling I need to get my head in that mode for my compositions, my page pieces.
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Lois Evensen said...

Very pretty! :)

Elizabeth said...

Lovely pile you got there Karen but what is wrong with loving your own work so much that you want to keep it. You could make a ledger of the samples you already made and make a volume II for all the paperwork that was inspired by it ... :-))