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 in Herefordshire. This gave her an invaluable insight into all aspects of working in a design studio and the processes involved in commission weaving.
After three years there Sarah started her own business producing limited edition ranges of scarves and throws. She works on a 16 shaft George Wood dobby loom (one of his last ones….he was 81 when he made it for her!), for production in limited editions of 12-15 on power looms in Yorkshire. Sarah uses mainly woollen yarns, most of them sourced and dyed in the UK, however Merino sheep produce softer fleeces in a warmer climate – so the Merino lambswool is from Australia, dyed in the UK.
In 2007 Sarah moved to The Weaving House – built in 1896, during the Arts and Crafts Movement, as a weaving workshop for Haslemere Peasant Industries. She is very excited to bring weaving back to the house!
For our Autumn/Winter season 2014 we are delighted to have a new range of colourways from Sarah as her scarves are always popular when it’s cold and wet Hebden Bridge!