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Sally Garrett

Memory Skirt

Memory Skirt

Silk crepeline skirt with vintage lace applique layered over silk muslin dress with poem and lace printed imagery. Calf length flowing skirt in size medium or to order.


I am interested in objects which tell stories.  I work with porcelain, silk, lace and tulle.

My strong sense of colour can be seen in my use of paint, drawings and fabric designs.





Visual narrative - art, design and making objects.

Methodologies - drawing, painting, designing and making contribute to visual art and storytelling.  Photography and print lead to artist's books. Inspiration comes from movement, dance, theatrical scenarios, costume, aged fabrics and time passing. 

Exploring the relationship between cloth and clay with a focus on dance and performance. Working with porcelain revisits the past, through the use of ballet shoe as form and identity. Bundles of cloth contain hidden stories.

Textile work involves designing and making sensual one off pieces using silk. 

Techniques include, drawings, screenprint, hand dyed fabrics.  Occassionally the devore technique is used to create a sense of aging.  The use of botanicals evokes a sense of timeless beauty existing in nature.




November 23 - December 2 2018Streat Barn Place, Christmas Show
AW 18 Collection of Silk and Velvet
November 23 - December 2 2018Exhibiting with other designers and makers
March 2018RAMBERT Spring Tour Theatre Royal Brighton. Attending rehearsals. 3 day project sketching dancers, observing gestural movement.
November 2017-Decembr 2018The Playground at Rambert studios London
Nov 2017-Dec 2018Live drawing and observing movement with improvisation of dancers, choreographers and musicians.
30/1/17-6/2/17Rambert Dance Company, Visual Narrative Exhibition, Archive
2013 - 2017Mdes 3D Design and Craft University of Brighton East Sussex
2001-2002'L'Boutique Westbourne Grove London - Designing making and supplying silk Kimono,
2010 - 2017Sussex Guild Shop, Lewes, Southover Grange Lewes-01273 479565
2011 - Sept-DecThe Point Gallery and Theatre 'Art and Love' Exhibition
2009-MayPetworth Costume and Textile Fair - Petworth West Sussex
May 2009Solo Exhibition Textiles and Prints
Lewes Southover Grange.
Artwave 2010/11Exhibiting at Falmer, Art and Soul
May Festival 2011Lewes, Southover Grange, exhbition
Needle and Thread + 4. Group Show.
May - June 2012Exhibition at Blakes Vintage,Hove Sussex
2009 - 2014Teaching various workshops, including Botanical Printmaking
2004-2017Member of Sussex Guild of Contemporary Designer Makers
2000-2013Exhibiting work in South East Artists Open Houses May Festival
2006-2008Foundation in Art and Design - Brighton- Illustration and Printmaking
2001-2002Certificate in Printmaking Northbrook College Sussex
1998-2000Fashion and Textiles Design at Northbrook College, Sussex


 RAMBERT Spring Tour at Theatre Royal, Brighton.  Observing and sketching dancers rehearsals.

3 Day project, live drawing, making visual notes.