"Wanted: a needle swift enough to sew this poem into a blanket."
-- Charles Simic
I'm in love with these embroidered illustrations by illustrator Jillian Tamaki for Penguin Classics. They grace recent releases (fall 2011) of Emma, Black Beauty and The Secret Garden. This last novel was a favorite of my daughter. I appreciate how Jillian shows not the whole door to the garden, just the keyhole.
The series has me thinking of my own favorite novels and how I would go about imagining them illustrated and worked in embroidery. Hmmmm.
Thank you to Chelsea for turning me to Jillian's gorgeous illustrations and handiwork.