Jan Tillett
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Welcome to my website. I am a textile artist and tutor living in the beautiful county of Devon.


Sewing and creating have been part of my everyday life from a very early age, and I am now lucky enough to be able to follow my passion to create using fabric and stitch.

Today my work encompasses a range of techniques and materials and my main inspirations are the colours and textures that I see around me everyday.

Using recycled and reclaimed materials in my work I will layer, print, manipulate and piece fabrics, which are then embellished with free motion embroidery. But that is not to say that I don’t get tempted by the vast array of new fabrics which are available.

From my embroidered textiles I create handbags, cushions and small art works.

I also make simple patchwork quilts, which either stay as quilts, or have further embellishment and stitch to make them into unique wallhangings.

Through my workshops and at events I am able to share these techniques and hopefully inspire others to create using fabric and stitch. I teach a range of creative textile workshops and also run social sewing days – Coffee and Cloth – in Tiverton and South Brent. I also teach at other local venues and travel to groups and guilds in the south west and beyond.