Here at Elliemagpie, we love the Tilda brand and want to share some of the new collections with you in this blog, along with updating you of the availability in store and giving you some inspiration and ideas on how to use your new fabrics and crafty pics to create your own Tilda world!
Tilda is a craft brand started by the Norwegian designer Tone Finnanger in 1999 and is most known for the whimsical, comical and naive characters in the form of animals and dolls. Tilda's world is without a doubt a feminine one, and the most recognisable features are the faces, with two dots for eyes and rosy cheeks. There are several collections launched each year and the new ones are: Winter Memories, Country Escape and A Seaside Life. More about those to follow....
Tone Finnanger is the designer and owner of the brand Tilda.
She grew up in Oslo, the capital of Norway.
Always fond of art and craft and inspired by members of her family she soon began to explore how she could make a living from her talent. The dream was to make dolls and scenery for animation films, while in real life she was working in a craft shop.
This combination is what eventually led to the idea of Tilda. Tone started Tilda in 1999 at just 25 years old.
She now lives on an island in the Oslo fjord with her boyfriend and her dog and also where she has her studio.
The Winter Memories Series has a muted frosted romantic winter feel, with greys, browns and light teal tones. Beautiful cherubs and roses, deer, birds and old letters adorn the magical embellishments. This series is perfect for home decoration. The vintage colours spread visions of crisp winter mornings and ice crystals hanging from the tips of fir trees.
All of the NEW Tilda fabrics coming this season are quilt quality, and can be bought as fat quarters and in charm packs making these new fabrics a beautiful option for many creative projects. We are stocking a select range of the fabrics from this collection at Elliemagpie, including the bundles and charm packs.
The range also includes some fabulous wrapping paper and gift wrap sets. This paper; whilst beautiful for wrapping those special gifts is also great to use for craft projects; decoupage, dolls houses, covering furniture and scrapbooking...
A sweet, nostalgic summer series with pink and turquoise as base colours. The theme comprises birds, flowers and porcelain, like the designs once found on old-fashioned invitations. Lovely memories of warm holidays are called to mind.
Just look at this beautiful lifestyle inspiration using Tilda Fabrics and craft papers. Such a shabby chic, springtime look!
This the is fabric collection from the range. Selected lines available at Elliemagpie. If there are other lines that you want them please get in touch with us!
Another wonderful inspirational lifestyle shot. Paper roses worn as a necklace and finished with a tilda fabric scarf! Can you make these too?
The Seaside Life
A fresh, wonderful summer series with blue and gray-green s base colours. The theme is based on the sea, sand and shells, evoking a sense of romance with subtle notes of humour.
This is one of the wonderful dolls from the collection - the seaside life Angel. She is available as a kit with everything included too!
Some of the wonderful Tilda Angels and Dolls you can create with your fabrics and kits.....
These are the angels that we made in the shop....
This wonderful apple bunting is also available to come and make as a class at Elliemagpie. Book online now!