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







Friday, July 20, 2012

sofa.....


My sofa this morning after a relaxing evening watching back to back NYPD Blue and embroidering. I have added mirrors to cameos and partly created another swatch of bullion knots. I have nearly worked my way through four series.....I need another, I sense withdrawals when I have watched them all.

5 comments:

deanna7trees said...

nice seeing where you sit and stitch. i do lots of stitching in front of the tv as well.

Rachel said...

Whereas I can't imagine how anyone can stitch and watch TV - it goes horribly wrong if I try it!

Miss 376 said...

looks a bit like my corner, very homely

hf said...

sofa and embroidering: two things I love...
I need holidays!!!

sharon young said...

Love the billions, and your needle case is devine, been meaning to make one forever