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, July 21, 2012

same old same old.....




I showed you this spread the other day with full layout images...here.. I have so many images on my computer and was going to add others today but you have already seen those too....here....I had to look back and check. I am on a bit of an organisation, sorting out mission and don't quite know what you have and haven't seen for sure but my best guess is that these actual images are new to you. Again these are practising pictures, getting into the swing of things after a long time away.
(to my ledger girls...I talk a little about these pages in one of tomorrows videos)
I am planning changes...for some time I have wanted a Typepad blog but couldn't seem to export this over there. This blog is now such a part of me that I didn't want to leave it behind but now I'm thinking..''it will always be here'' and it also seems that if I have patience and time a lot of the stuff from here can actually be copied and pasted over there so that's half a plan. I am in the early stages of composing my latest newsletter and any changes will be on there so watch out for that dropping into your inbox over the next few days. If you want to receive my newsletter when it's ready then please just drop me a mail to contemporaryembroidery(at)hotmail(dot)com then you will be certain not to miss anything.



10 comments:

Rachel said...

Lovely!
And good luck with the technology!

debbie eaves said...

not being savvy with computer programs outside of medical programs I am curious as to what might be the advantages or disadvantages between typepad and blogger. I see them both but it seems that blogger is used more for some reason.

deanna7trees said...

love seeing the weaving close-up.

silk said...

I absolutely love these images.

ersi marina said...

Oh, dear! I won't be able to get picture previews of your new posts in my 'blogzzz' list when you move to Typepad. Too bad. Good luck with the change!

sharon young said...

Love the close up of these pages, you can really see the relationship of the paperwork to the stitch, good luck with the move.

Christine B said...

Love those photos.. Since embarking on your Ledger class I am appreciating your work more and more (if that is possible). Hope the changes go smoothly.

Dolores said...

I have been enjoying the pics from your ledger class. Very interesting stuff.
Just curious - why are you moving to typepad?

Carol Q said...

love these pages Karen - the contract between the stitching and the drawing and the way you've spotlighted your drawing by using colour. gorgeous!

Ijeoma said...

Karen my dear, I've been indulging myself in all of these lovely images. One word for this particular piece STUNNING!

Karen please, please, please have an exhibition :) xo