My new treat to myself arrived today – Tilleke Schwarz’s beautiful book: Mark Making.

Tilleke Schwartz

 I never thought that I would get excited about embroidery, but since starting a City and Guilds in Creative Embroidery my eyes have been opened, and I have huge respect for the skill and patience demonstrated.


Tilleke’s work has a wonderful child like quality, but is not naive in anyway. I love the use of words, language and phrases which arise from her observations of modern day life, combined with traditional sampler techniques.