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  • SB Workshop patternmaking

    Patternmaking workshops

      During lockdown I’ve had more time to explore and document my pattern making process – and share with other makers...

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    Dyeing with weld

    This is a quick blog to tell you more about dyeing with weld – one of our most ancient and powerful...

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    Dyeing with rhubarb root with a surprise ending!

    Rhubarb is one of my favourite ever plants to dye with and one of the first I ever discovered. I grow...

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    Have a go at Natural Dyeing using common garden plants

    I’ve been really missing my Wild Textiles workshops when I take groups of students foraging on the Downs for plants which...

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    Learning to Love Wool

    My friend and collaborator on the Steyning Imprint,  Alice keeps a flock of sheep. To me they always seemed like rather...

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    Slow Beauty

    I’ve always been a bit of a hippie – I worked for the new economics foundation for many years where our...

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    Learning how to block print with natural dyes

      This is something I’ve been fascinated by for a very long time and over the years pieces of the jigsaw...

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    Coming out as Sarah Burns Patterns

    I’ve called my textile dyeing & printing business Dora Fabrics since I graduated from Chelsea – somehow it felt safer to...

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    Celebrating Barron and Larcher – textile designers

    This is an extract of a longer talk I gave at the Steyning Bookshop on the 15th November 2018 to celebrate...

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