More about Sarah...
Sarah was born in Coventry and grew up in the picturesque village of Wolston. She went to Ashlawn School in Hillmorton, Rugby before moving to Warwick to complete an engineering apprenticeship at Pottertons. From there she took a sabatical and left both the job and her home to travel around Africa and Asia in an old army truck!
After running out of money in Kathmandu, she returned home. There were a few more careers changes and travel adventrues (the latter of which started her interest in all things textile) before Sarah decided she wanted to learn the techniques behind the beautiful embroideries she had seen on her travels. She was awarded a place on the Royal School of Needlework 3 year apprenticeship in 2003. While there, Sarah won the Hilda Watson prize for silk shading, and the Gold and silver wire drawers prize for her goldwork. In 2009 she was a runner up in the Bridging Arts British Sari story comeptiion.
She has qualifications in Botanical Art, Art and Design and a Post Compulsory Certificate in Education from the University of Greenwhich. Her book, 'The RSN Essential Stitch Guide to Silk Shading' was released in June this year (see below).
Sarah lives with her husband, enjoys searching for her ancestors and is learning to play the guitar.