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Design

  • Naturally dyed silk in Guy Goodfellow window

    Slow Beauty

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

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  • Printing with iron

    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...

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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...

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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...

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    Printing with resists & indigo dyeing

    I’ve always loved working in negative – that’s the printer in me. When you cut a lino block you...

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    How a design goes from hand block print to factory screen print…

    My wood block ‘Honoria’ for the Virginia White Collection was in this months ‘House and Garden’ and it reminded...

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    Elizabether Friedlander – designing against the odds

    By lovely chance (I was just dropping off some more tea towels and pouches at the shop), Alice and...

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    Rangoli – sacred patternmaking

    I saw my first rangoli on the steps of the Bank of India – an intricate chalky pattern half...

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    Crafted in the Factory

    It was a lovely end to the week on Friday when Chris printed my Sompting design for the Virginia...

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    Pattern making

    Each time I come to design a pattern, I am overtaken by an overwhelming desire to discover the hidden...

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