Monday, 20 February 2017

Stitched memories with cloth and thread...

Fenland textile artist Tilly Rose

Hello my lovelies...

Today saw me trundling along the dual carriageway towards 
the NEC in Birmingham for some serious coffee meetings.

Stitches is one of the biggest trade shows for the creative craft industry, 
held annually at NEC, Birmingham.
Anyone working within the industry, traders, retailers & suppliers all get together 
to look at current trends, new products and supplies... and loads of coffee drinking!

I met with many fab people, all of whom are going to be
supporting my book 'Stitched Memories'
I have to say I am a tad excited....just a teeny weeny bit!
It's becoming a little real now....

The wheels are beginning to turn in motion.

fabric collage deisgns

We all add a little stitch here and there to our own life's quilt, 
full of precious memories as time goes by.
 In my book, I want to give you all some ideas
and inspiration as to how and what you can actually do with those memories.

As a textile artist I work with a huge variety of fabrics, trims, notions and found objects.
I LOVE pushing the boundaries to see what can be achieved...

hand stamped cotton fabric designed by textile artist Tilly Rose

As time ticks by I will tell you a little more but thought I'd leave you with some snippets
to introduce my book for now...

vintage haberdashery

If you are a lover of traditional needlecraft then hopefully I can bring a little smile or two for you... 
obviously when I've actually written it that is!

vintage sewing

But in the meantime I am off to put my feet up for a well earned rest...