Sarah is a textile artist based in East Durham and has a BA (Hons) Textiles. She has exhibited in the North East for the last 14 years and has undertaken a commission to provide stitched signage for the Durham World Heritage Visitors’ Centre.
Sarah works mainly with layering, appliqué and stitch to create textile pieces which reflect the many counties she has travelled to. In particular inspiration comes from Africa and the Middle East. Sarah has a passion for African textiles grew during her time as a volunteer in Nigeria during the 1990s and having collected many examples she enjoys sharing this knowledge with others.
Sarah’s current interests include investigating the ways in which artists can provide a record of world heritage in textiles, producing a collection based on Syrian museum artefacts entitled ‘Heritage Uncovered’. Throughout the pandemic, Sarah has been running Crafts for Wellbeing workshops including the junk journal workshop.