Thursday, February 9, 2012

Stitched Stories

Valentine's Day is near and I thought I would share the love. This stitched loveletter is from the hand of British lettering artist Rosalind Wyatt. She stitched a Sanskrit / Indian love poem onto a lacy linen cloth. Wyatt claims her work is about words. "The 'sound' of them, the 'feel' of them and the forming of letters. The choice of tool is uninhibited and relevant to the content of the text—therefore my range of writing tools has expanded from nib, through brush and now to needle." She prefers to think of her work as storytelling or "writing with a needle". She brings stories to life by stitching the handwriting of a letter writer onto a garment. You can listen to Lord Curzon, the Viceroy of India, reciting this heartfelt poem to his wife here. 



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