Archived Exhibition

Sarah Ames Textiles

Sat, July 1, 2023 - Sun, July 30, 2023

Sarah Ames is a textile artist living just outside the Lake District National Park in West Cumbria where she works from her studio (a renovated summer house) in the garden.

Her work is a quirky interpretation of her surroundings, with birds as a recurring source of inspiration. Delightful characters start life as doodles and drawings which are then given colourful outfits and plumage using applique and free-machine embroidery. A hoarder of buttons and fabrics (no scrap too small) Sarah can spend hours hunting out just the right tiny piece for a particular detail.

Whilst creating her pieces the sewing machine is used as a drawing tool to applique and free-machine embroidered images which are then developed into ranges of homeware and accessories. Many of Sarah’s creations have been developed into ranges of embroidered and printed fabric designs using the magic of photoshop, gallons of tea and much frustration.

Box Gallery

This exhibition has finished

    Opening Times

    10am - 5pm Tuesday to Saturday

    10am - 4pm Sunday

Contact

Share this

Other exhibitions / events at The Ropewalk
Feral Printmakers & Ropewalk Print Workshop
Humber Print
Mar 30, 2024 - Jun 2, 2024
More Info
Feral Printmakers & Ropewalk Print Workshop
Humber Print
Mar 30, 2024 - Jun 2, 2024
More Info
Hannah Turlington
Morning Musings and Late Night Sorrows
Apr 2, 2024 - Apr 30, 2024
More Info