About Me

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I am a lifelong fabric artist who loves bringing a home to life with quirky, unique and sumptuous pieces of textile art. I learnt my craft from sharing many a happy hour sewing with my talented mother. I particularly like collage, free-machining, needle-felting and creating home furnishings using a combination of machine and hand sewing. I love incorporating vintage and reclaimed fabrics, buttons, beads, jewellery and other items in my work to give them a second chance at being beautiful.


I'm a textile artist and tutor based in Shrewsbury, the county town of Shropshire, England.

I love machine embroidery, needle felting, wet felting and hand embroidery.

I take inspiration from the dramatic landscapes, hillsides, hedgerows and gardens of Shropshire.

I am a lifelong stitcher and started sewing as a four year old. Mum taught me to sew aged eight and I've taught myself new techniques along the way. I turned my hobby into an occupation after my son, Benjamin, was born. I wanted to spend time as a full time mum so gave up my job in charity management and picked up my needle felting tools and embroidery thread.

Each piece of my original textile art is individually designed and made using a variety of fabrics and fibres, buttons and beads. Each piece is unique and I love to incorporate vintage and found objects into my work. I also produce printed cards of my finished pieces. Visit my gallery to see a large selection of work.

I sell my work through local outlets in Shropshire and online. Click here to visit my online shop. I also produce work by special commission. Find out more here.

I am an experienced tutor, mainly specialising in needle felting and embroidery. I run courses in Shrewsbury and across Shropshire and also offer my services as a guest tutor. Visit my workshops page for more information.

Contact me:
email: tillyteadance@hotmail.co.uk
twitter: @tillyteadance
facebook: www.facebook.com/Tillyteadance