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

Monday, July 23, 2012

the lower edge

The lower edge of 'cameos' now has an edge. Lace and scrim have been added and secured with bullion knots. It is so white, so soft but it isn't finished. I have placed these images on my new blog by way of a first post. Nothing is official yet, that will come in my newsletter but meantime you can go have a look over here. Remember I only just moved in so things are a little disorganised...I will get there in the end but for now, the next day or so this is still home.


Christine B said...

I saw the first photo on flickr... I really love this. Those curly bullions are so effective and I love the softness of that muslin... or is it some sort of scrim?

Jane S. said...

The first picture looks like a beautifully and elaborately decorated wedding cake!

Rachel said...

It's delightful - so many contrasting textures!

sharon young said...

Beautiful, love your use of scrim, such a great contrast to the rich silk. Great start to the new blog, looks lovely and simple , uncluttered, I love blogs like this, an the pics fill up my screen on the iPad.

judibel said...

Your new blog looks great, Karen. Just one request... please make available the option to receive new posts via email. I find the RSS feeds option a pain and never get to look at the blogs I subscribe to that way. Thank you and congratulations on your new home!

The French Bear said...

I can't wait for classes to start! You are such an inspiration to me, wow, look at your beautiful handwork!!!
Margaret B