Author, designer & textile artist Kate specialises in raw edge appliqué & embroidery. Kate’s love of nature is evident in her beautiful fabric collections inspired by birds & animals, which she incorporates into her textile art with layers of free-motion embroidery & hand stitch.
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.