About Fabric and Flowers Exhibition At The Star Anise Arts Cafe In Stroud.
Sarah’s exhibition is called ‘Fabric and Flowers’, and has been a way for me to combine my love of both of those things. It is a collection of textile pictures, using a variety of materials including vintage fabrics, buttons, lace, felt, and both machine and hand stitching. Though the concept behind the collection is quite simple, the results are surprisingly varied!
The exhibition will be up until the 26th of April 2015
— Sarah Honeychurch (@SarahsWorldUK) March 25, 2015
About Sarah Honeychurch
Sarah has always been a maker, and creativity has always been a very important part of her life. Sarah grew up in a very creative family, where someone was always working on something and things were being made by hand all around her. Ever since Sarah was a little girl she has been making clothes for her dolls, knitting scarves and hats, and chopping and changing her own clothes. Sarah has always been fascinated by colours, textures, patterns and different materials, and loves giving new life to old materials and transforming them into something new and exciting.
Sarah studied Art and Design at The Isle of Wight College, which really confirmed her passion for textiles. Sarah even made my own wedding dress as her final project, despite the fact that she’d never done anything like it before. A few years later, and with a lot of encouragement from her family, Sarah eventually decided to start selling her work.
It took a while for Sarah to develop her own personal style, but now designs and makes her own collection of homewares under the brand ‘Sarah’s World’, enabling Sarah to combine the love of sewing and up-cycling.
Using re-purposed fabrics to create all of her designs, and loves the unpredictability of the materials in use.
Being able to use patterns and textures that can’t be bought in a fabric shop, ensuring the items created really are one-of-a-kind.
Fabrics are sourced from Sarah’s own wardrobe, charity shop finds and donations from family and friends. Sarah takes unwanted clothes and textiles with rips or stains or threadbare patches, and after careful washing and pressing, turns the good bits into something new.
Sarah even gets excited when a jumper gets felted in the wash…it means there is a gorgeous new fabric to work with, and a perfect excuse to buy a new jumper!
Sarah loves taking on commissions and helping people bring their design ideas to life, so if you would like something really unique made just for you, do get in touch and Sarah will do her best to help. Naturally Sarah is also happy to incorporate your own pre-loved clothing or special fabrics into a design, to make it even more personal.”
Contact Sarah Honeychurch
The Star Anise Arts Cafe In Stroud
The Star Anise Arts Cafe In Stroud is a lively gathering spot with a seasonal vegetarian menu, live music, exhibitions and other events.
Address – Open House, 1 Gloucester Street, Stroud, Gloucestershire GL5 1QG
Phone – 01453 840021
Website – http://www.staraniseartscafe.com/
Twitter – @StaraniseCafe