Sarah Burgess

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Drowning By Numbers; Sarah Burgess

DIS/rupt tours to Minerva Arts Centre in Llanidloes this Spring from 20 April – 28 April 2018 (See workshops)

The tour continues to Tweeddale Art Gallery in Peebles from 9 June – 29 July. Please see venue websites for opening times, artists talks and workshops.

Walled Garden, Meersbrook Park, Sheffield. 5 – 7 May 2018 I’m looking forward to taking part in this Sheffield Printmakers exhibition – subverting my prints with some stitch marks. The Walled Garden is a delightful and unexpected treasure.


Art in Action, Waterperry House, Waterperry, Oxford 14 – 17 July 2016

I am delighted to be returning to Art in Action again this year, it is a unique event with a warm and generous atmosphere. I will be exhibiting and working in the Textiles Marquee. Please come and say hello.

Advance Information

Dis/rupt, a Textile Study Group exhibition project, will be at Stroud International Textiles festival in May 2017 with a multi-venue programme of exhibitions and workshop events around the themes of Conflict, Global Warming and Digital Disruption.


Much of my teaching and mentoring is with established groups and individuals. My courses relate to design and idea development, often using print and collage.

A few examples – but get in touch if you would like to discuss an idea.


Travelling through landscape we absorb colour, shape, line and mark both consciously and unconsciously. The ancient and the contemporary; the country and the city, they collide and overlap in our imaginations.
Using your own landscape source material as the starting point for a series of mono-print sketches we will build accidental and intentional printed marks on experimental surfaces.
Working with stitch and mark-making we will move between fabric and paper to explore the design potential of a range of techniques including several types of mono-print.

START WITH A STITCH – and see where it can take you.

Working with your selected stitch and a range of mixed media approaches, we will develop a series of prints and designs on paper and fabric and explore your ideas through stitched samples and test pieces using a variety of experimental stitch methods and techniques.

MAKING YOUR MARK – experimental drawing

Build your confidence and enjoy mark making and free drawing using a wide range of media and approaches. Produce a range of samples and connected ideas, appreciating line, texture and mark. If time allows begin the process of developing into stitch. Suitable for beginners and more experienced students.

my lectures

Usually an hour in length, please contact me for up to date fees and to discuss ideas.

Memo To Self

The influence of a return to formal study on the development of my own work and some of the stuff that life throws at us. Includes issues relating to dementia and memory loss.

G’love Stories

An account of research and exhibition work developed from studies of the historic glove trade in the UK. Includes historic artefacts and techniques of glove making as well as contemporary developments.


Drawn 1. 50 x 70 cms. graphite, linen drawn thread, organdie and paper

articles and reviews

Have written for Embroidery Magazine and will consider commissions for articles and reviews.

My web site:

commissions information

A few commissions:

2009 – 2010 Commissions for altar covering, burse veil and pulpit falls. St Edmund’s, South Chingford.

2009 Interior Design Scheme North Harrow Methodists Church

2008 York Minster. Commissioned design work for Nave Altar.

2004 All Saints’ Church Matlock, stained glass window, designer and collaborator.

2002 St Wilfrid’s Church Egginton. Stained glass window designer and collaborator


Laudian altar covering for St Edmund’s Chingford, 2010


Contributed to a number of publications, including:

Drawn to Stitch, Gwen Hedley. 2010.
Creating Sketchbooks, Kay Greenlees. 2005.

Writing about me –
Inspiration Plus, Bailey Curtis. 2006.

For more information about any item on this noticeboard, please contact the artist

About the artist

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