Stitched Memories Tilly Rose

51tAQ8h+CmL._AC_US218_Pub:  Search Press(UK)

Vintage cloth, found objects, embroidery, layered cloth and hand-stitching are all artfully combined by Tilly Rose to create unique textile artworks that tell a story, record a special event, or preserve, display and celebrate a memory of a special person or place. Tilly describes how to create these textile artworks using scraps of fabric, thread, lace, ribbon, buttons, beads, photographs and other found items that readers either already own or have sourced from elsewhere.

The projects take various forms, including cloth journals, lavender hearts, hoop art, framed collages, wall hangings and miniature quilts, and involve a variety of easy techniques that are explained through step-by-step demos at the start of the book. These include layering and collage, hand embroidery, creating your own fabrics, transferring your designs to cloth, stamping on cloth, applique, embellishing, patchwork, quilting, free motion embroidery and photo transfer.

Create a textile artwork using fabric and items from your wedding, a child’s first birthday, a Christening or your honeymoon, or even family heirlooms that can be cherished in a new way. The whole focus of the book is on inspiration and experimentation – encouraging the reader to be creative, collecting and sourcing materials of special significance and incorporating them into textile artworks that become treasured keepsakes.


My review

As a stitcher I have long been inspired by Tilly Rose. 

Her pretty vintage designs are perfect for every occasion and even if you have never sewn before they are easy to copy and inspire.

Oddments of lace and scrap fabric are perfect for the project in this stunning book.

Wall hangings, quilts and textile artworks are showcased beautifully and each project comes with easy instructions, ideas and what’s more each piece carries with it creativity and imagination.

The Book Cover is absolutely gorgeous, and I love that if like me you enjoy other crafts such as stamping, mixed media and papercraft, these can all be incorporated into your work and give you an individual look to any project.

It is a beautiful pretty book and I absolutely love it.



I loved all of the projects in this beautiful book, Tilly Rose stitching is a mindful and quiet craft.

I decided to make a Rag Gift Tag.  These are perfect for scrap busting, as all you need is a few small pieces of fabric, lace and embellishments.

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I used some scraps to make a flower which I stitched using Blanket stitch.

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These cute little tags, do not have to be perfect! They are ideal just to practice your stitching and can be used as patches, or you could make a few with different words,sew them together and make a stunning inspirational wall hanging.

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Happy sewing x


The Author 

Tilly Rose is a creative textile artist and tutor who works from her own studio in Cambridgeshire, UK. Her work involves layering, mixed media collage, surface stitching and embellishing. She uses traditional techniques with a modern twist, but always with a vintage flavour. She holds workshops throughout the UK and is a regular and popular guest presenter on Create & Craft TV, showcasing many new products and needlecraft skills. Tilly has her own website and blog, and is active on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter and Instagram.




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