The Very Stuff: Poems on Color, Thread, and the Habits of Women by Stephen Beal
paperback. 105 pages, 1995, out of print
In The Very Stuff: Poems on Color, Thread, and the Habits of Women Stephen Beal offers readers the opportunity to experience an artist's concept of beauty as, through poetry, he explores meanings, memories, stories, and emotions evoked by colors of embroidery floss. An accomplished fiber artist, Beal finds that colors are magic carpets for his mind and for his heart. Join him for a journey through these joyful, evocative celebrations of the stuff that he loves best-the stuff of color.
Stephen Beal's collection, The Very Stuff, received the poetry award from The Colorado Center for the Book in 1997. His poems are inspired by shades of embroidery floss that he uses for his own needlepoint canvases, which have been exhibited around the world.