Three years ago, at a local craft fair, someone happened to mention to me, “oh you like Tilda dolls too”, I had no idea, who or what the Tilda doll was, but apparently one of my handmade dolls looked a bit like one of them.
So off I went to find out about Tilda, and yes indeed, if the similarity is a very plain face, then one of my dolls did indeed look a little like a Tilda.
Little did I know at the time that I would be entering a vast world of Tilda, created by Tone Finnanger, a Norwegian designer, who started the entire world of Tilda in 1999.
The Tilda doll is literally the inspiration behind a huge craft industry that supplies everything from special Tilda fabric, to specific hair for the doll itself.
Since finding out about Tilda I have been collection the Tilda books and she has loads, but since Christmas is on the horizon I thought I’d take a look at ‘Tilda’s Christmas Ideas”.
The one thing to mention is that all of the Tilda books have fabulous photography, and this book is no exception.
The book is short at 48 pages plus the cover, which make it feel more like a magazine to me. It has nine projects in total four of them being Santas, Pixies, Snowmen and Angels. All of the patterns for each project are at the back of the book with the technique instructions at the front.
I love leafing through this book, as I do with their other books, they are great sources of inspiration, particularly the photography.
My favourite makes from this book are the baubles and the ice-skate stockings, lovely pieces to make and keep for future Christmases or gift to friends and family over the holidays. (see images above)
Visit the Tilda website here .