Sarah Allen

I studied Textile Design at Nottingham Trent University and specialised in woven textiles. My work combines my love of traditional processes with contemporary design. All my fabrics are designed and meticulously crafted in my Nottinghamshire studio.

I use the inherent properties of natural yarns and carefully considered weave structures to create covetable accessories. I enjoy exploring exciting colour combinations and draw inspiration from bold architectural shapes.

I work on a manual dobby loom, which means I use my feet to work the treddle to lift the shafts, and my hands to move the pattern on for each row, throw the shuttle and beat the cloth. I find the act of weaving very rhythmic and I love the physical-ness of the process and feel everything I produce is a product of my mind, body and ‘creative soul’.

Sarah Allen

Commission Work from Sarah Allen

Commissioning a piece of work is really exciting – it is a chance to have something made especially for you and an opportunity to really engage in the creative process.

Perhaps you need accessories to go with a particular outfit or a piece of furniture to fit a specific space in your home. We can work with you to design something truly unique. You’ll be able to discuss your ideas, likes and dislikes with the Maker and together create a piece of craft, handmade for you.

Sarah Allen

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