Meet The Maker – Sarah Tyssen

Sarah Tyssen - textile artist/weaver

Sarah Tyssen – textile artist/weaver

After graduating from West Surrey College of Art and Design with a degree in woven textiles Sarah worked as a designer for Morgan and Oates. This gave her an invaluable insight into all aspects of working in a design studio and the processes involved in commission weaving.

Sarah Tyssen - Hand woven blankets

Sarah Tyssen – Hand woven blankets

After three years she started her own business producing ranges of scarves and throws. Sarah works on a 16 shaft George Wood dobby loom, for production on power looms in Yorkshire. All her yarns are sourced and dyed in England.

Sarah Tyssen - hand woven lambswool scarves

Sarah Tyssen – hand woven chenille and wool scarves

In 2007 she moved to The Weaving House – built in 1896 during the Arts and Crafts Movement as a weaving workshop. Sarah is very excited to bring weaving back to the house!

Sarah Tyssen - close up

Sarah Tyssen – close up

Sarah designs on her hand dobby loom, using a rich colour palette of natural yarns, sourced and dyed in the UK. She then works closely with a Yorkshire mill to produce her small limited edition ranges of scarves, throws and blankets – which make perfect gifts for men and women.

Sarah Tyssen - Chenille and Wool scarves

Sarah Tyssen – hand woven chenille and wool scarves

We have fallen in love with Sarah’s new lambswool design that has now arrived at Heart Gallery just in time for the cold snap!

Sarah Tyssen - handwoven merino lambswool scarves

Sarah Tyssen – handwoven merino lambswool scarves

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