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  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback
  • Publication: 24 July 2018
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781782215653
  • Stock: 50+
  • Hurt Stock: £6.50 (8 available)
  • Size: 204x260 mm
  • Illustrations: 350
  • Pages: 128
  • RRP Price: £12.99
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Stitched Memories

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Telling a story through cloth and thread by Tilly Rose

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Book Description

Creating unique textile art using vintage cloth and embroidery to tell a story and preserve memories

Our homes are full of treasured items from the past. Hidden away from view but never thrown away, they are our links to the special people and events that tell our story. In this beautiful and inspiring book, Tilly Rose encourages you to seek out your precious stash of pre-loved items and transform them into beautiful and practical textile artworks that celebrate the lives of your loved ones and preserve your memories for generations to come.

Tilly shows you how to make 15 gorgeous projects, including cloth journals, lavender hearts, framed collages, wall hangings and miniature quilts. All of the designs have a story to tell and are made using a plethora of vintage fabrics, threads, lace, ribbon, buttons, beads, photographs and other found items. If you don’t have a collection of suitable materials at home, you can have fun sourcing them from online marketplaces, thrift/charity stores and flea markets, and try mixing them with modern fabrics and embellishments for a more contemporary look.

The projects incorporate a range of exciting techniques, all explained through clear instructions and step-by-step photographs, including layering and collage, hand embroidery, transferring your own designs to cloth, stamping, appliqué, embellishing, patchwork, free motion embroidery and photo transfer.

This book will take you on a truly inspirational journey, encouraging you to be creative, to source and re-use materials of special significance, and to incorporate them into textile artworks that become treasured keepsakes.

Table of Contents

Introduction 8
Inspiration 12
Tools & materials 18
Techniques 28
The projects 54
I Seek for Quiet Joys: needlecase 56
Enjoy the Moment: stitch sampler cloth book 60
How does your Garden Grow: stitch bobbin 68
Yesterday’s Memories: family memory journal 72
Worn and Washed: English paper piecing memory quilt 76
Some of my Favourite Things: stamped fabric collage 80
Down by the Sea: wall hanging 84
Vintage Florals: hanging hoop art 88
Nature Wrap: found objects panel 94
A Whisper of Secrets: book cover 98
An English Country Garden: patchwork book wrap 102
Wild Summer Blooms: free motion embroidery panel 106
The Sweetness of Love: whitework lavender heart 110
Summer Bliss: English paper piecing patchwork 114
Special Gifts: gift tags 118
Templates 122
Index 128

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About the Author

About Tilly Rose

Tilly Rose is a creative textile artist, designer and tutor who works in her studio based in the Cambridgeshire Fens, 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 craft TV channels, showcasing new products and needlecraft skills. Tilly has her own blog and is active on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter and Instagram. She regularly exhibits at crafts shows, accepts commissions and sells larger pieces of her work internationally. Her website address is www.tilly-rose.co.uk

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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.


East Kent Embroiderers Guild

Preserve your memories keep them well.  Tilly presents fifteen unique projects using treasured fabrics and threads, including books, quilts and hangings.  Re-cycled and vintage materials, such as old tablecloths, napkins and dressmaking scraps are given a new life, together with oddments of ribbon, lace and other ephemera.  This book fits well with the current trend for vintage and will appeal to anyone wanting to incorporate family memorabilia into a future heirloom.  Tillys instructions are clear and detailed, with full-sized templates where required and includes additional hints and tips to ensure success.  This is an inspiring book, beautifully presented and suitable for all skill levels.


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We were really excited to receive this book, we have been waiting for its publication and we were not disappointed, the exquisite content really lives up to its title. This beautiful book will inspire anyone to venture into the world of creating your own pieces of textile artworks. With 15 different projects, there is something for everyone. The start of the book is one of the most comprehensive guides we have ever reviewed. It is full of really useful information about how to find inspiration, the tools and techniques you will need and this is followed by the gorgeous projects, again with step-by-step guidance and stunning photography.

We love this book so much we are delighted to have chosen it as our Highly Recommended Crafting Book of the Month!

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