Showing posts with label poetry. Show all posts
Showing posts with label poetry. Show all posts

April 4, 2014

Sarah Williams poem

Sarah Williams stars poem
Stitched by aimee d

This gorgeous poem by Sarah Williams, as stitched by Aimee is just amazing. I am so moved by its simple beauty, and how just a few buttons and one color of thread can be so lovely. Beautiful work!

June 27, 2013

Poetry and embroidery

Olá! Portugal is not only a country of embroiderers... It is also well known for being a country of poets... And I believe that embroidery and poetry make a unique combination...

This week I leave you with my stitches, using a pattern from agulha não pica inspired by Viana do Castelo Regional embroidery - a beautiful flower known as "japoneira", and the words (in Portuguese) of Fernando Pessoa - one of the most famous Portuguese poets.

In Portuguese the words sound very popular and sweet. In English it does not sound so beautiful, it is very difficult to translate such graceful words...

I dedicate it to each you...

De regresso com novidades... Coming back
Japoneira, my photo
Tome lá, minha menina,  
O ramalhete que fiz. 
Cada flor é pequenina, 
Mas tudo junto é feliz. 
                  Fernando Pessoa

Take it, my little girl, 
This bouquet I made.  
Each flower is tiny, 
But joyful when together. 
                  Fernando Pessoa