Tanya Williamson - Machine-embroidered Textiles

Meet Tanya Williamson...

Tanya was bought a sewing machine by her mother-in-law for Christmas about 6 years ago. She decided to take a course in Farnham to learn how to operate it effectively and was immediately hooked. 

Tanya found that she could create cushions in her own style of appliqué with freehand machine embroidery, and create unique images using upcycled fabrics. Over time she has developed designs featuring a broad range of British wildlife, which she presents on cushions, pictures and designs printed on mugs.

Her inspirations can come from a gorgeous piece of fabric, a picture in a magazine, or a suggestion from a mum in the school playground.


Tanya sells her work through her website and via Etsy; as well as at craft shows, festivals and agricultural shows. Her cushions and pictures are also on sale in the Surrey Guild of Craftsmen Gallery in Moushill Lane, Milford, and in a number of local shops,

She frequently takes commissions, these are often of people’s pets, particularly dogs.

Website: www.marmaladeskiesdesigns.co.uk

Email:    marmaladeskiesdesigns@gmail.com

Facebook and Instagram: marmaladeskiesdesigns

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This is an occasional blog for the Surrey Guild of Craftsmen by Camilla Whybrow, jewellery maker and Surrey Guild of Craftsmen member