Poesie Grenadine is the blog of writer and embroidery artist Kate Elisabeth Rolison. Kate is a poet, and she stitches her poems together (in deference to Kurt Schwitters).

Kate graduated from Dartington College of Arts/University College Falmouth in 2012 with a First Class Honours degree in Writing (Contemporary Practices), a course which involved spending considerable lengths of time inside a tree, amongst other things. In her second year of university, she began experimenting with embroidery as a means of mending, and she's been hooked ever since.
When she can tear herself away from her embroidery hoop, Kate can be found scribbling endless ideas in her notebooks, dancing to Northern soul, and fulfilling her dream of amassing a formidable collection of houseplants and mid century frocks.

In 2014 she received her Certificate in Technical Hand Embroidery from the Royal School of Needlework, and is using the techniques she learned there to push her work further.

Her practice is, and always will be, underpinned by the written word; by well-spun yarns and beautiful etymologies, by dreadful puns and linguistic philosophy.
Kate leads workshops and interactive arts interventions and performances, gives talks, and accepts commissions.
If you would like to commission or work with Kate, just drop her a line at katerolison@googlemail.com.
You can read Kate's personal blog at poesiegrenadine.tumblr.com, follow her on Twitter at twitter.com/poesiegrenadine or Instagram at http://instagram.com/poesiegrenadine, and "like" Poesie Grenadine on Facebook at www.facebook.com/PoesieGrenadine. Her online shop is at https://tictail.com/s/poesiegrenadine.


  1. Enjoyed reading your article in The Cross Stitcher Magazine

    1. Thank you! It was a lovely thing to be asked to do.