April 19, 2012

Meet the New Bloggers: Gabriela

The most fascinating thing about our embroidery community is just how wide it is - embroidery is an art that has been practiced by almost every culture and country, all over the world. So I'm really excited that this year we have a chance to explore a regional embroidery style with a very long and honored history - Portuguese embroidery!

Gabriela (or Gabi for short) is a talented stitcher who will be sharing her take on Portuguese embroidery - a mix of modern and old, with a generous dash of friendliness, and maybe even a Portuguese lesson or two...

A little bit more about Gabi:

Gabi learned to embroider as a child. Later, she asked her daughter if she wanted to learn. Her daughter replied: "The needle pricks!” This fear of learning was familiar to her - as a university professor for many years, she taught complex formulas that were difficult to learn. She strongly believes that we can teach ourselves to face our fear… with needles as with complex formulas… when used with the head and the heart, the needle doesn’t prick!

Gabi's shops agulha não pica and worldonlap were born from this motivation. Her shop name, agulha não pica, literally means: "the needle doesn’t prick." Her embroidery kits, craft products, and her posts are all inspired by Portuguese traditions.

Look for Gabi here on Thursdays, when she'll be blogging Stitches With Portuguese Soul. So great to have you here, Gabi! :)

Hi, I'm floresita, editor of Feeling Stitchy. I'm an avid stitcher, knitter, and crafter. You can see more of my stitching on Instagram and my blog. My vintage transfer collection is on Vintage Transfer Finds.

Feel free to email me with any ideas for the blog!


  1. Hello Gabi,
    it´s great to have you here...talking about Portuguese embroidery...its wonderfull....we have so many beautiful things .......thanks for showing it to the world!!!!!  big kiss from a big fan!!!!!! marta peralta

  2. Great to see you here Gabi! It´s very good to ear about portuguese embroidery abroad! nancy guimaraes

  3. I´m really proud in having a dear friend, that never puts her arms down, that is a fighter! And is sharing with the whole world the good, precious and positive qualities of portuguese culture and portuguese people!
    My Congratulations!!!

  4. Joana Nobre GarciaApril 25, 2012 at 3:23 PM

    Dear Gabi, you now that i love your work but day by day i love it more! kiss Joana