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  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback
  • Publication: 11 October 2024
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781800921917
  • Stock: Not Yet Published
  • Size: 204x260 mm
  • Illustrations: 300
  • Pages: 128
  • RRP: £15.99

Connecting with Nature


Mindful stitching and textile art through the seasons by Tilly Rose (Author)

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Book Description

Take inspiration from nature and sew, create and craft all year round with best-selling author and textile artist Tilly Rose.

Boost your creativity, develop mindfulness through making, and create your own unique textile treasures.

Bursting from every page are ideas for unique and meaningful textile artworks, each with a story to tell. From eco-dyeing, cyanotype and weaving to collage, embroidery and slow stitching, Tilly harnesses an exciting variety of crafts to help her connect with Mother Earth in every season. She creates beautiful keepsakes that capture memories and encourage creativity with wild and natural materials.

Discover how to:

  • arrange nature mandalas
  • make your own natural paints and dyes
  • press your own flowers
  • enjoy slow stitching
  • explore sun printing
  • create botanical journals
  • preserve and display your work.

Brimming with inspiration, this is a treasure trove of 12 simple-but-stunning seasonal projects that will draw you closer to nature and improve your well-being whatever your age or ability.

Check out Tilly's Slow Stitch Café website: a friendly online community offering a tranquil space to explore slow stitching, make beautiful projects and learn valuable stitching and textile techniques. There are also video tutorials, livestreams and book reviews to help you embrace your own unique creativity. Visit: www.tillysslowstitchcafe.co.uk

Table of Contents


Creative approaches10
Foraging and gathering resources 12
Botanical eco-dyes and paints 22
Botanical journals and chapbooks 32
Weaving 36
Slow stitching 42

Seasonal Projects46


A Little Hygge
Showcasing treasures 48

Treasured Memories
Memory sticks 52

A Walk with Flora
Botanical journal 62


Patterns in Nature
Stitch diary 72

Dancing Ballerinas
Nature mandala 78


Woven collage 88

The Language of Flowers
Mini flower press 94

A Moment in Time
Sun printing 104


Nature’s Gems
Garland 110

Fallen Leaves
Artist’s brush wrap 114

A Fenland Sunset
Eco-dyed wall hanging 120

Blessing: Textile collage 124


About the Author

About Tilly Rose

Tilly Rose is a creative mixed-media textile artist, designer, tutor and avid journaller. She is based in the beautiful Cambridgeshire Fens, UK, an area that influences her designs amid her whole ethos of crafting for well-being. She feels deeply connected to Mother Earth and uses her walks within the landscape to inspire her.

Tilly combines traditional sewing techniques with a love of layering cloth, adding textures through surface stitching and embellishing to capture the everyday snippets of life, giving her designs a modern twist but always with a beautiful vintage flavour.

She holds workshops throughout the UK and online, and is a guest presenter on craft TV channels, showcasing her products and needlecraft skills. Tilly hosts textile tours in India and plans to extend this to other countries. She also regularly exhibits at craft shows. This is her fourth book with Search Press.

Visit her website: www.tilly-rose.co.uk
Facebook: @Tilly Rose - Textile Artist
Instagram: @tillyrosevintage
YouTube: Tilly Rose Vintage @DiaryofaFenGal
Pinterest: @tilly rose

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