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, May 5, 2016

continuing in cloth

Remember this from Tuesday? These images are of the piece which followed that. Layers of lace and fabric, doodling onto cloth, embroidery......I like it, I like the one from Tuesday...but....I still don't really know where I am going with this. I still feel directionless in terms of my own work, what I want to do outside of class, what I want to do for me. I need to shut my eyes for 10 minutes and think, get lost in thoughts of stitch, paper, doodles.........let my mind wander.....failing that I will look back at old work....that usually sparks something. - See more at:

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