30 November 2021


BC Paperback

204x260 mm



128 pages

Search Press

Daydream Journals

by Tilly Rose

Textile artists find inspiration all around them from fleeting memories to treasured items, sketches, poems and photographs. But how do you collect and record these precious thoughts and ideas? Tilly Rose shows you how, by creating stunning fabric and paper journals filled with inspiration to spark your creativity. 

A lovingly created journal tells a story. It provides a fascinating glimpse into your world and is a beautiful object in its own right to be cherished by generations to come. There are 8 beautiful designs to choose from, incorporating a range of exciting techniques that include layering and collage, hand embroidery, transferring your own designs to cloth, stamping, appliqué, embellishing, patchwork and free motion machine embroidery.

All of the techniques are explained with clear instructions and step-by-step photographs, so even those who are just setting out on their creative journey will find inspiration and all the know-how they need to make their own gorgeous daydream journals.

Book Contents


Keeping a Daydream Journal
Tools and materials
Techniques for Journalling
Translating your Journal into Cloth
Cloth & Stitch Techniques

The Projects:

Gatherings - this is to show a variety of notebook/journal covers. There are three examples to refer to.

Diary of a Fen Gal - a paper-based notebook journal for collecting flowers, leaves, flower imprints.

Meandering Paths - a paper-based journal combined with a cloth section for taking away for weekend travel and days out.

An Alchemy of Secrets - a shop-bought notebook with notes taken from eco-dyeing experiments. The cover is strips of eco-dyed cloth and lace.

Tales from a Victorian Haberdashery - a crazy patchwork sewing case showing how to keep snippets of cloth and haberdashery from sewing projects as a reference tool.

Winter Sparkle - a scroll cloth diary sewn over the winter season; a visual diary using drawings as inspiration.

Jar of Smiles a jam jar jacket in felt.

A Fenland Docky - a small bag project to take out on walks with your journals or drawings.

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