Sabi designs her own fabrics with dye & print. Her expressive and experimental approach to textiles can be seen in her ‘Uprooted’ exhibition – layers of print, paint and hand stitching.
The artworks are based on the ‘United for Intercultural Action List’, which appeared in The Guardian newspaper on 20 June 2018, World Refugee Day, recording 34,361 known refugee deaths over a 25 year period between 1993 and 2018. The works reflect her desire to acknowledge and give form and shape to the unknown men, women and children who died fleeing climate change, civil war and persecution, seeking safer lives in Europe. Filmed at the The Festival of Quilts 2021.
In this video Sabi shares her latest work and explains the ideas and design concepts behind the collection.
The secrets out! I’m so happy to share my big news with you! “Take Time to Smell the Roses” has been selected to appear in Embroidering the Everyday: Found, Stitch and Paint Book.
In March 2020 at the the start of the first UK Lockdown, I received a message from by Cas Holmes. She was in the planning stage for a new book and wondered if I’d be willing to have a piece of my art published in it. The chapter she had in mind was about words and memories and how they are captured in cloth. I was delighted to be asked and I’m beyond words to see my work in print.
The book looks amazing. I’ve copies of each of Cas’s previous books and I’ll be be adding this one to the stash too.