Wednesday, 7 March 2018

Fabric-erge Easter Eggs

After the success of the Shabby chic fabric Christmas decorations I thought I'd adapt the process and make a series of spring ornaments. Creating a suitable template for the fabric segments proved a little tricky but all came good in the end. And of course an abundance of lace had to be included in the design. The large vintage style fabric Easter eggs are free standing or can be hung from an Easter tree. These bespoke Fabric-erge eggs are not to be missed! For descriptions and specs of the Fabric-erge egg series please pop on over to my website : Vintage Style Hanging Lace Ornaments





Wednesday, 7 February 2018

Textile Flower Sculptures

A series of bespoke textile flower sculptures have at long last been photographed and listed on my website. And finally getting to grips with the web page building aspect too!
Original in design, these novel textile sculptures are made from Tyvek (a high-tech 100% spun polyester fabric) and are hand dyed with Kenanthrol acid milling dyes. When the Tyvek is treated with heat, the fabric reacts by contorting and shrinking against the wire frames and gives the petals a distinct, distressed and snakeskin-like appearance. To the touch, the petals then resemble the texture of paper and despite the flowers delicate appearance, the petals can be gently manipulated to alter the lilies form as it rests on it's stem.






Wednesday, 24 January 2018

Lace Flower Bowl

Creating 3D textile art through free machine embroidery is an ongoing theme for me and I love to make embroidered vessels. An applique lace motif is sourced and is sometimes tea - dyed prior to stitching to produce a cream colour. It's then placed inside an embroidery hoop and sandwiched in between 2 layers of heavy weight soluble film. A web of free machine stitching in white rayon embroidery thread is then embroidered onto the three layers to give more stability to the lace. Once completed, the lace is placed under hot running water to dissolve away the soluble film and then carefully moulded into shape whilst damp.

A lace flower bowl in working process

The completed lace flower bowl




The Cream Lace Flower Bowl can be found in my website shop: www.sarathursfieldtextiles.com/ourshop/Embroidered-Decorative-Lace-Bowl



Sunday, 21 January 2018

Lutradur Valentine Fabric Hearts




I've discovered the wonders of Lutradur (CS500). Lutradur is a fantastic material to work with and It's extremely versatile. It is a non-woven polyester fabric similar to interfacing and comes in a variety of different weights. It can be coloured and heat gunned to create amazing textures. These three bespoke Valentine hearts have 2 fabric layers on their surface and comprise of Lutradur and a deep red silk effect fabric. The black lace-like and delicate spun fabric allows the red silk effect fabric to show through. The front of the hearts are embellished with intricate free machine embroidery (a process that I enjoy immensely) in scarlet rayon embroidery thread which reads 'My Valentine', 'I Love You' and 'Hot Stuff'.
The three burlesque style embroidered Valentines hearts can be found in my website shop: www.sarathursfieldtextiles.com/Fabric-Hanging-Hearts




Thursday, 18 January 2018

Vintage Style Lace Hanging Ornaments

A custom order for a dozen vintage style lace hanging ornaments. Such a joy to make as I can play with my fabric and lace stash. They are winging their way to the U.S as I type. What a fine way to start the new year! Feeling very thankful..


Wednesday, 17 January 2018



I'm a textile artist and designer/maker based in East Sussex on the south coast of the U.K and I create an eclectic mix of 3D fibre art gift ware and accents for the home. Most of my wares have a vintage feel and I love to recreate the chic style in the form of bespoke bunting, lace hanging ornaments and hand poured candles.


To see what I love to make, please visit my website : sarathursfieldtextiles.com



Adding the finishing touch to a vintage style fabric hanging heart.