Looking for information for my last post in wich I talked about William Morris and his movement “Arts and Crafts”, a design and decorative arts movement from the end of the 19th century. Suddenly I ended up arriving at his poem “Love is Enough”, a short nine-line poem that talks about the power of love, that has inspired me to create the william morris free cross stitch pattern.
Found it written on the cover of a green book with botanical designs around it and inspired me to create a nice embroidery design. The William Morris cross stitch pattern it’s a free design perfect for share the love and have a romantic spot in your home. Or a cabin in the woods if you are the lucky owner of one!
The chosen colors can be varied, as can the leaves and branches. Have fun sewing and adapting it to your style.
Love is Enough Inspiration Poem
If you are curious, this is the first verse of the original poem and its translation into Spanish.
|LOVE is enough: though the World be a-waning,|
And the woods have no voice but the voice of complaining,
Though the sky be too dark for dim eyes to discover
The gold-cups and daisies fair blooming thereunder,
Though the hills be held shadows, and the sea a dark wonder,
And this day draw a veil over all deeds pass’d over,
Yet their hands shall not tremble, their feet shall not falter;
The void shall not weary, the fear shall not alter
These lips and these eyes of the loved and the lover.
|El amor es suficiente: aunque el mundo disminuya,|
Y los bosques no tengan voces salvo la voz de la pena,
Aunque el cielo sea demasiado negro para que los débiles ojos
Perciban el rubor dorado de las flores creciendo debajo,
Aunque las colinas sean pilares de sombras, y el mar una maravilla oscura,
Y ese día dibuje un velo sobre todos los hechos pasados,
Sus manos no harán temblar, sus pies no harán vacilar;
El vacío no agotará ni el miedo alterará
Estos labios y estos ojos de amante y amado.
Feel free to share this Free cross stitch pattern and don’t forget to send me a picture with the result.
The best thing about creating it is seeing how you have embroidered it 🙂