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In a search for something to make for her children for Christmas one year, Sarah had an idea to take some of her kids’ drawings and turn them into three-dimensional stuffed creatures. Having grown up with a mother who was a seamstress, sewing was a natural solution. Because of her love of great thrift store finds, Sarah immediately knew what sort of fabric she would use for these gifts; old salvaged suits, flannel shirts and groovy polyester pants. She used felt and vintage buttons for eyes and teeth. The “creatures” that were created by her children on paper were now actual things they could hold. They were a hit and Sarah’s wheels started turning. She drew up her own crew of ‘monsters’ and began sewing. Her creations landed on small hard board canvases and that was just the beginning.
Sarah Kargol recieved her bachelor's degree in studio art from the University of Northern Iowa in 2000. She is an…

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  • Female
  • Born on August 5
  • Joined January 12, 2010

Favorite materials

old tweed and polyester suits, vintage buttons, felt, dusty books, sheet music and old photographs

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monsterbites
monstrously original art

About

In a search for something to make for her children for Christmas one year, Sarah had an idea to take some of her kids’ drawings and turn them into three-dimensional stuffed creatures. Having grown up with a mother who was a seamstress, sewing was a natural solution. Because of her love of great thrift store finds, Sarah immediately knew what sort of fabric she would use for these gifts; old salvaged suits, flannel shirts and groovy polyester pants. She used felt and vintage buttons for eyes and teeth. The “creatures” that were created by her children on paper were now actual things they could hold. They were a hit and Sarah’s wheels started turning. She drew up her own crew of ‘monsters’ and began sewing. Her creations landed on small hard board canvases and that was just the beginning.
Sarah Kargol recieved her bachelor's degree in studio art from the University of Northern Iowa in 2000. She is an award winning artist with artwork in permanent collections throughout the Midwest and Southeast United States and Canada. She lives in South Carolina with her sculptor husband, Matt, and their four boys.

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