Thursday 5 August 2010

Tread Softly

Had I the heavens’ embroidered cloths,
Enwrought with golden and silver light,

The blue and the dim and the dark cloths

Of night and light and the half light,

I would spread the cloths under your feet:

But I, being poor, have only my dreams;

I have spread my dreams under your feet;

Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.


As a member of "The Crafts Council of Ireland" (textiles) Valerie from CraftyV was asked to produce a piece relating to "Tread Softly" by Yeats. She has been working on this beautiful scarf for a number of weeks now, embossing the foot, stars and Celtic knot on the velvet and embroidering the other designs in gold, silver and green threads and silk ribbon for the rose.

You can find out more about her hand embossed velvet scarves on her blog.


  1. I had this poem read at my wedding. The sentiments were as true then as they are now.

  2. Oh wow the scarf is so beautiful! Gorgeous work.

  3. Lovely poem and gorgeous scarf.

  4. Gorgeous! Beautiful craftsmanship.

  5. Beautiful scarf & fits the poem perfectly.

  6. Thank you all so much for your lovely comments

  7. I love the idea of poetry and craft coming together. This scarf is gorgous, and really fits the poem.

    If somebody else has a piece of craft or artwork related to poetry, bring it on :)