Embroidery Quotes

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Embroidery Quotes

I love taking prints, embroidery, appliques – precious things that seem to be from another time – and using them to create a contemporary, new story.

Alessandro Michele

Humility is the embroidery of chiefs

Bill Vaughan

Although the threads of my life have often seemed knotted, I know, by faith, that on the other side of the embroidery there is a crown.

Corrie ten Boom

I have a profound interest in embroidery, as I have female ancestors on both sides who embroidered their way through great trials.

Emil Ferris

We Irish prefer embroideries to plain cloth. To us Irish, memory is a canvas–stretched, primed, and ready for painting on. We love the ‘story’ part of the word ‘history,’ and we love it trimmed out with color and drama, ribbons and bows. Listen to our tunes, observe a Celtic scroll: we always decorate our essence.

Frank Delaney

If you take away print and embroidery, you have to challenge yourself a bit more on the cut

Joseph Altuzarra

She watched and taught the girls that sang at their embroidery frames while the great silk flowers grew from their needles

Louise Jordan Miln

The eye that directs a needle in the delicate meshes of embroidery will equally well bisect a star with the spiderweb of the micrometer.

Maria Mitchell

All the embroidery is made in my father’s workshop in India… and all the cutting and sewing is done in my studio.

Naeem Khan

Take your needle, my child, and work at your pattern; it will come out a rose by and by. Life is like that – one stitch at a time taken patiently and the pattern will come out all right like the embroidery.

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

Tombs are the clothes of the dead and a grave is a plain suit; while an expensive monument is one with embroidery.

R. Buckminster Fuller

If you understood the facts they needed no embroidery: all the wonder was already there, the more spellbinding because it was true

Robert Charles Wilson

Now the Earth with many flowers puts on her spring embroidery.


It will be difficult to break the habits of thinking Abnegation instilled in me, like tugging a single thread from a complex work of embroidery. But I will find new habits, new thoughts, new rules. I will become something else.

Veronica Roth

Love is a canvas furnished by Nature and embroidered by imagination.


Love is what carries you, for it is always there, even in the dark, or most in the dark, but shining out at times like gold stitches in a piece of embroidery.

Wendell Berry

I made my song a coat Covered with embroideries Out of old mythologies From heel to throat But the fools caught it, Wore it in the world’s eyes As though they’d wrought it. Song, let them take it, For there’s more enterprise In walking naked.

William Butler Yeats

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