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Chic Escape has arrived at Lalande!

Inspiration can be found in everything from a small heirloom to a memory, a feeling, experiences or people you meet along the way.
The inspiration for Chic Escape came from watching brave souls renovating derelict French chateaux on YouTube, but there has been no hiding that especially one chateau inspired this collection.
Chateau de Lalande with its charming owner Stephanie Jarvis and her wonderful family and volunteers their humor, kindness and way of life is my perfect escape. I could not help but drawing peacocks, pottery and lots of flowers.

Of course, we had to send the collection and tell the story. We are so glad it was well received. Watch as Chic Escape arrives at Lalande!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SexCZtYe4S8&t=355s

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Chic Escape!

Our escape during lockdown, a rather chic escape I might add, was following all the charming people that have left their old lives behind to restore derelict French chateaus, on YouTube.
Starting their days knee deep in mud because of a leak and ending it with a cocktail party. Spending an uncommon amount of time in their dressing gowns often paired with wellies (I suppose their dressingrooms are just too far away) and flanked by a peacock while tackling obstacles like a bathtub falling through the floor. Trips to local flea markets (brocants), always on the lookout for vintage pottery, fabric and furniture to bring these vast buildings to life.

Chic Escape is inspired by brave people saving and bringing life and laughter back to old forgotten homes, and all our shared interests in vintage fabric, pottery and flowers.
A very special thanks to the wonderful people at Chateau de la Lande for all the joy and inspiration.

If you are looking for a Chic Escape that will put a smile on your face several days a week we highly recommend following The Chateau Diaries.

Hope you enjoy the collection!

   

   

Cotton Beach

Christmas is over and before you know it spring is in the air, it’s time to start planning this years spring and summer projects.
“Cotton Beach felt like the perfect name for a coastal cotton fabric collection. Shells, coral reefs and sea anemones are some of the motifs that inspired the mixed style designs. Colours vary from purples to dark and light corals, sandy greys, light and green teals and blues, and yellows to represent sunshine. In addition to the main collection you will find five beach shell blenders in softer hues, and a fun, new design called “Me and My Friend” in two colours depicting female busts in all shapes and sizes. Use the fresh Cotton Beach fabrics to applique clothes and hats on the busts and use them for personalized projects such as pillows, bags, pin cushions, sewn placement cards, charming ornaments or even quilts.

   

    

Tilda Solids, Colourplay Leaf Quilt and Pillows

It’s so much fun to sew with Solids and the Colourplay Leaf Quilt with matching pillows is one of our favorite projects. In this quilt we have used all our currant solids, light, dark, muted and colorful all together in perfect harmony.
You can find these wonderful projects under Free Patterns.

Windy Days

Hold on to your hat, Windy Days are a-coming!

This year’s Autumn/Winter collection is inspired by the windy days of fall, when leaves twirl while the wind catches your umbrella and blows your hat off.
All the designs have names pertaining to wind, and the flowers are loosely inspired by Indian block prints witch work well with the look. The collection comes with six beautiful blenders and a lot of new wonderful projects that you can download free of charge. Find more inspiration in our new Windy Days Catalogue.
The new Tilda Friends Bird will be released in November.

Please be aware that delays in the global market is affecting shipping and transportation, this might also affect the delivery of Windy Days and Tilda Basics in some countries. Thank you for understanding.

Have a wonderful and creative Autumn!