Hello and welcome to the home of Julie Brand at Tigley textiles. I’m a textile artist who creates illustrative and quirky textile pieces that remind folks of happy times gone by. Memories are stitched in layers of antique lace and linens and then embellished with muted tones in machine and hand embroidery. My work has always been inspired by the countryside- from the Cornish seaside of my childhood to the wild flowers and rabbits in my countryside house in rural Worcestershire. Each piece is expressive and nostalgic with an attention to detail, although I am partial to a frayed edge or two and love exploring layers.
I studied as a Textiles teacher many moons ago, taught for an unmentionably long time and am now enjoying working from my garden studio. I deliver regular workshops in appliqué and embroidery, encouraging others to become as obsessed as I am about stitch in any way, shape or form! In this increasingly busy world, we need to be reminded of the simple pleasures in life. When you have a project on the go that you just can’t put down, well, that’s just the icing on the cake- Oh, and there’ll always be plenty of that around too!
Please spend some time looking at the workshops page. I also offer a 1:1 tuition, either at my home or at yours. If interested, you can complete the contact form on the contact page and I will get back to you shortly. If you would like to keep updated with my comings and goings, please subscribe to my regular newsletter in the footer of the website.
Looking forward to hearing from you soon,