• Crafty Beggars In The House

    Tilly Rose

    Tilly Rose is a creative textile artist who has been designing and creating individual handmade pieces and wearable art for many years. She loves to concentrate on textures, layering of fabrics, adding surface stitching, embellishing with found objects, drawing and shading with silks with various sewing and mixed media techniques thrown in for good measure.  She loves to tell a story in each piece she designs and makes, using the cloth as the foundation and leaving the threads to tell the rest of the tale…

    Tilly says she is surrounded by inspiration every day. She loves capturing the beauty in the ordinary snippets of life through photography, poetry and sketching which have a huge influence on her textile work. Mother Nature is always on hand, waiting in the wings, to offer some gentle delights for a design…. colour combinations, patterns and shapes all help to add a rich depth of flavour to her work. She is especially inspired by the wild beauty of the Cambridgeshire Fens; the flora and fauna, the rich tapestry of the Fenland heritage and the sense of belonging to such an ancient landscape.

    Tilly also has a real passion for treasuring those vintage beauties such as old linens, faded embroideries, vintage fabrics and treasured found objects. For her they all hold a story to our forgotten past. She loves being able to breathe new life into something old and once loved and watching it turn into something gorgeously beautiful again…. Her heart always wanders towards the tattered unloved boxes of linen left under a table in a charity shop or at the end of a stall at an Antique Fair, wondering what the story is behind each piece and thinking of ways to add them into her designs to capture their own social stories.

    In addition to her design work and commissions she loves to share her passion for all those forgotten skills from a bygone era. She teaches a variety of craft workshops in various venues around the UK showcasing many of the traditional skills of sewing, patchwork, slow stitching, embroidery, as well as techniques in textile art and mixed media.

    As well as working as a Designer on The Sewing Quarter TV channel, she writes many magazine articles, tutorials and online step-by-step tuition. She is currently writing her first book…

    If you would like Tilly to guest a workshop or talk for your venue or event please email info@tilly-rose.co.uk

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