Kathleen Laurel Sage – Textile Artist

Welcome to my home page. For those who do not know me, I am a freelance designer and embroiderer who for the last 20 years or more has been producing a wide range of innovative textile works using a soldering iron and a heat gun to make conventional items and exciting     3-dimensional pieces using machine embroidery as the common link. I also enjoy traditional goldwork with a modern contemporary twist using diverse fabrics and controversial Indian cords to create golden stitched pieces that reflect my hand drawn designs. Other unusual materials in the form of flexible PVC and other types of plastics challenge me to pull on all my technical ability and skills to help me blend traditional techniques with contemporary designs and unusual mediums to construct beautiful textiles to brighten my life and feed my passion. I draw and design most days, continually adding source and reference material to an ever increasing visual and stimulating collection. It is this collection of work that allows me to dream and design in my head prior to getting it down on to paper and exploring all the realities and numerous possibilities that lie ahead of me. For me this dreaming process is part of the act of creating and is as important to me as the finished piece creating the building blocks and foundation of my work. On this site, you can view some of my work that may inspire you, together with kits that could start you off on a creative path. Also on this site I have a list of events where I shall be giving talks and demonstrations. You can also search my blog for articles or items of interest that might not have been uploaded to my website. I hope that you find my site inspiring and thank you for looking.