Sarah Dudley of Stitch’n’Shenanigans will be Shoreham Art Gallery’s Ap
Sarah Dudley of Stitch’n’Shenanigans will be Shoreham Art Gallery’s April Guest Artist
We asked Sarah a bit about herself and being the featured guest artist at Shoreham Art Gallery during April. Here’s what Sarah had to tell us:
Tell us what you will be exhibiting at the gallery during April
It’s a collection of whimsical, wildlife characters bedecked in their best-chosen attire- Foxes, Badgers, Hares, Hedgehogs and Mice predominantly. Whimsical textile collectables based on my love of nature. Stitch'n'Shenanigans was borne out of my love for British wildlife and countryside, together with a life-long love of textiles, sewing, knitting and crocheting.
My characters are all one-offs, each one having a pattern individually drawn before making. They are all made using either linen, vintage linen, Harris tweeds or cotton, their unique outfits are created using the same materials which are both natural and sustainable including Shetland wool which I use when I knit their jumpers and accessories.
If I visited the gallery to see your work, what would you hope I got from the experience?
I would want visitors to come away with a warm happy glow and contentment. To see one of my creatures whose character and a story unfolds in front of them – to feel the enchantment!
How do you refer to yourself - as an artist, creative or something else?
I think I would refer to my self as a textile creative everything else sounds so grand!
How long have you been creating what you do?
I’ve been making my creations for about three years now, so still a newbie and learning every day, although I did dabble with them about fifteen years ago, but life got in the way…
What is personal to you about what you create?
I create my characters partly because I have an inner child’s imagination, and I want to evoke nostalgic memories of a simpler life partly I guess it’s escapism.
Shoreham Art Gallery
27 Brunswick Rd
Shoreham-by-Sea West Sussex BN43 5WA
Mon 12 Apr 2021 to Fri 30 Apr 2021