Hello and welcome
Hello and welcome to Tigley Textiles,
I am Julie Brand-a designer, tutor and learner of hand embroidery, machine embroidery and applique based in a little village near Pershore in Worcester.
My work has always been inspired by my surroundings – from the Cornish seaside of my childhood, with its sailing boats and seagulls, to the wildflowers around my rural house and the rabbits that scatter across my lawn when I open the curtains. Each piece is expressive and nostalgic, with a painstaking attention to detail. I stitch with lace and vintage fabrics, floral patterns and quirky prints. All of my materials are lovingly selected, often recycled and given a new lease of life. I prefer to work with preloved fabric, as it already has a story to tell.
There’s nothing quite like the satisfaction of making something special to take away, and this is an experience I’d love to share with you. I run creative textile workshops, where I’ll guide you through the process of making and decorating beautiful bespoke items that you’ll cherish forever.
Please spend some time looking at the workshops page. If interested, you can complete the enquiry form on the home 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 monthly newsletter.
I’m looking forward to hearing from you soon,
Julie has rekindled my love of textiles, colour and embroidery.
Absolutely loved this! I am hereby completely addicted, and need to retire off into the sunset doing only this for the rest of my days.
I love sharing contemporary embroidery and applique techniques with other textile enthusiasts and have a range of ways of doing this. You can find out more below:
The Latest from the Blog
In this blog I am going to share with you my way of creating a machine embroidered applique silk sunflower, stage by stage. I have used this delightfully bold motif many times and have made it into cards, cushion covers and stitched pictures. It can look very...
There are so many needles on the market today, it can be very confusing. I have learned over the years that using the right needle for the right job is essential if you want the sewing to be a pleasure rather than a chore. Whatever I'm stitching, I need to know that...
I meet many wonderfully creative people in my day job, Wendi is one of those special people. Her work is fresh and contemporary and her garden studio, inspiring. If you are lucky enough to travel to her home in the stunningly pretty village of Pebworth near Stratford,...
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