The Artists

Fay Allwood

Yvonne Brown

Sheila Cetti

Kathy Colledge

Sara Impey

Christine Leech

Annette Morgan

Cherry Vernon-Harcourt

Photography by
Kevin Mead
of Art Van Go
[unless credited otherwise]

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Sara Impey: Textile Artist

Sara is interested in the stitched word: the point at which the visual, verbal and textural come together.

She writes her own material. The inclusion of text both as a design element and a tool for communication opens up an inexhaustible area of expressive potential and allows her to experiment with wordplay through texture, pattern and colour, while exploring social and personal issues, sometimes with a dash of humour. The text is free-motion machine stitched, so she is in effect writing with a needle.

Her quilts have been exhibited nationally and internationally.

She has work in the collections of the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Museum of Arts and Design in New York and The Quilt Museum in York.

She is a member of the group Quilt Art and an honorary member of The Quilters' Guild.

Her book Text in Textile Art was published by Batsford in 2013.



No Exit

Two sentences 'I keep on going round in circles' and 'I keep on losing the thread' are repeated in concentric circles. The threads are left uncut to suggest mental confusion, so that the design of the quilt reflects the meaning in the text.

Cotton, wholecloth, free-motion machine stitched text.

89 x 89 cm


© Sara Impey

Bitter Pills

Medical capsules are often brightly coloured, diverting attention from their powerful chemistry. This is a list of the 'bitter pills' facing society. The future looks bleak - but perhaps the monochrome capsule at the end sugars the pill.

Cotton, wholecloth, free-motion machine stitched text.

95 x 147 cm


© Sara Impey