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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 stitich 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

Unique hand embroidered textiles and accessories each created to the highest standards with the finest materials.
***All works remain the copywright of Karen Ruane even after purchase. If you wish to purchase the copywright please contact me for details***

for more in formation about me and my work please visit my blog
www.karenruane.blogspot.com