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

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Sample portfolio, part two

The second ''page'' of my mini portfolio plan has been put together. I now have more questions to ask myself......should each mini portfolio have one colour scheme, should the whites and blues and off whites all be together? Should the pinks, the brighter ones all be together? or should I mix them up? If each mini portfolio was a similar colour, fabric, stitch combination that would make it a ''collection''. It could be a collection of varied colour and fabric but then where's the consistency? Who knew it would be such a minefield of doubt and query? 
Also.....I may have to remount these.....that thing called ''consistency'' again (plus I am not happy with the mounting of the one from yesterday.)
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