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Embroidery and poetry - an unbeatable combination

There’s so much inspiring quotes, lyrics and poetry out there, it’d be a shame not to lift some of them here. We believe there are few things so beautiful as the combination between embroidery and poetry. Beautiful words, combined, as beautiful stitches, combined. And together they build something even greater, even more beautiful. An art piece on the wall, an inspiring mantra to live by, or just something beautiful to look at and read every now and then. Question is, since there is so much beauty out there, how could one choose? Where to begin? Maybe you have a few favorite songs, favorite poets or favorite words and you already know. But if you don’t we’ve listed a few of our own all timers, such as Maya Angelou and Bob Dylan and a few more. Have look, maybe you’ll find a bit of inspo. 


J.R.R Tolkien 

J.R.R Tolkiens “All That is Gold Does Not Glitter" is the poem used to introduce us readers to the mysterious yet alarmingly handsome Aragorn, Son of Arathorn in the first novel of Lord of The Rings - The Fellowship of the Ring. In our opinion, this poem fits just right with our seemingly new pattern “Hills”. Check it out here


All that is gold does not glitter

Not all those who wander are lost;

The old that is strong does not wither,

Deep roots are not reached by the frost.



Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan, as famous and loved as he is, might be one of the more frequent household gods out there. Nonetheless he has produced some quite good songs, deep and beautiful as they can get. This one, “Not dark yet” from 1997 we believe to be one of the more fitting wall hanging quotes.  


Behind every beautiful thing there has been some kind of pain


Emily Brontë 

There’s no book like this book, we tell you. Wuthering Heights is not an all time classic for nothing. It’s filled with yearning quotes, impossible love and all things else that are beautiful. There’s this time, when Catherine looks back to her childhood that is so relatable, even in these days, that it’d be the perfect thing to hang on your wall. 


I wish I were a girl again, half-savage and hardy, and free.


Maya Angelou

Rewarded with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honor in the U.S. this woman truly deserves to be on everybody’s list of top poets for embroidery. This one, “Phenomenal Woman” says it all. Don’t you think?


When you see me passing, 

It ought to make you proud. 

I say, 

It’s in the click of my heels, 

The bend of my hair, 

the palm of my hand, 

The need for my care. 

’Cause I’m a woman 

Phenomenally. 

Phenomenal woman, 

That’s me.



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