Poesie Grenadine is a broken French phrase which roughly translates as "purple prose".
It is the alias of artist Kate Rolison, a poet who stitches her poems together.
She began stitching as a means of mending, and she's been hooked ever since.

In her day job, Kate works predominantly with young people with learning disabilities but prefers the term "neurodiversity" - she herself lives with mental illness (which is more often that not a really crap housemate) and dyspraxia (once known as clumsy child syndrome). So she's mad and a bit inept; where does art feature?

Kate has always been creative, but found her preferred medium, embroidery, whilst recovering from a bout of illness in 2010. She stitched herself back together again, and once she was better, found she just couldn't stop stitching.

Her work more often than not features words; she likes to stitch words in books, stitch books, stitch words on clothes, and on old bits of linen with obscure names we no longer really understand, like "antimacassar".

She's from the same place as William Morris, the late 19th century arts and crafts pioneer and champagne socialist, but can only stretch to cava herself. Nevertheless, like William Morris she believes art is for all, which is why she's written her "about" page like this and not in an "art speak" way.

Some of the topics she likes to explore in her work include women's history, romance, psychiatry and psychology, nature, the history of embroidery, autobiography, fairytale, language, fashion, and whatever captures her interest next.

Kate also leads workshops and participatory events. Highlights have included diagnosing a replica of Freud's couch with a personality disorder with the help of the general public, and a stitch-in celebrating women's protest.

She is available for commissions - just email her at katerolison@googlemail.com with what you would like her to make or do. Marriage proposals are also considered.

On this website you can buy things she's made here, see other things she's made here and read about what she's done here.

She is also on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.

Kate is currently working on a full length stitched graphic novel and has very sore fingers.

You can follow along its progress via #abnormalfeelingofwellbeing on the aforementioned social media platforms.