SarahAmesTextileArt

Quirky embroidered textiles handmade in Cumbria.

Maryport, England
| 108 Sales | 5 out of 5 stars 5 out of 5 stars

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Announcement    Ready made items will be sent out within 3 working days of receiving your order.
Made to order items, including cushions, lampshades and custom orders take a little longer, up to 2 weeks from receipt of your order.

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Last updated on 23 Mar, 2021

Ready made items will be sent out within 3 working days of receiving your order.
Made to order items, including cushions, lampshades and custom orders take a little longer, up to 2 weeks from receipt of your order.

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Quirky bird purse

Quirky bird purse

£18.00

Colouring book

Colouring book

£10.00

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Sarah Ames

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Sarah Ames

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About SarahAmesTextileArt

Sales 108
On Etsy since 2015

Quirky embroidered textiles, handmade in Cumbria

Using my sewing machine as a drawing tool, I create applique and free-machine embroidered images which I develop into ranges of homeware and accessories. I like to have fun with my work and I hope it shows through.

Welcome to the 'Shedquarters'
​It’s a little messy as I’m not the best at tidying up, pull up a chair and make yourself at home.
This is where I hang out with my studio assistant Maisie (head of recreation/meet and greet) and occasional fellow shed-workers who are on hand for a brain storm, market research, cup of tea and sometimes even some cutting out!.
It's a lovely space to work, with plenty of space for the huge amount of fabric and 'stuff' I collect, but I have to confess that I have expanded ever so slightly into the house too!

My Journey
The journey into my business began when my children (now adults) had just started school. I had the mad idea to return to university, and so began a hectic few years of throwing the children into school, rushing up to Carlisle where I studied Contemporary Applied Arts, and back to school for 3 - always the last parent there!
I managed to eke this out for as long as possible and eventually, thanks to a very patient and supportive family, I graduated with a BA and MA in Contemporary Applied Arts, specialising in printed and embroidered textiles.

After several years secondary school teaching, I decided the time was right to take the plunge and concentrate full time on my business. I am also ably assisted by my daughters who, although they have moved away from home, are always on hand to offer a critical eye and keep the social media on track!

​My Work
My work is a quirky look at our surroundings with a bit of a bird theme going on at the moment. ​My characters start life as doodles and drawings which are then given colourful outfits and plumage using applique and free-machine embroidery. I’m a hoarder of buttons and fabrics (no scrap too small) and can spend hours (really!) hunting out just the right tiny piece for a particular detail.

Many of my images have been developed into a range of embroidered and printed fabric designs using the magic of photoshop, gallons of tea and much frustration.

Shop members

  • Sarah Ames Dearham, Cumbria, UK

    Owner, Designer, Creator

    I am a Textile Artist working just outside the Lake District National Park in West Cumbria. I use applique and free-machine embroidery to create a range of contemporary, functional and decorative textile pieces.

  • Maisie

    Head Of 'Meet And Greet'

Production partners

  • countryside art

    United Kingdom

    Digital printing services

  • Doxzoo

    United Kingdom

    Printers

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Last updated on 24 Feb, 2021

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More information

Last updated on 11 May, 2022

Frequently asked questions

Gift wrapping and packaging

All items are presented wrapped in tissue. I can add a personal message for gifts, just let me know

Custom and personalised orders

I would love to work on a custom or personalised order for you! Contact me and we can go from there!

Wholesale availability

I welcome wholesale enquiries.
Please contact me for more details, or visit my website www.sarahames.co.uk

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