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Sarah Young Tea Towels that are comfy on a sofa and much more !

June 11, 2014

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Sarah Young started life with a mother who was a fashion designer during the 1950s, and a father who was a sculptor and art teacher at the Reigate School of Art and Design. Her own career began (after a degree in illustration at the College of Art in Brighton), as a very small travelling puppet theatre. In the winter months she printed linocuts with the back of a wooden spoon and made all sorts of things out of papier mache. Now she mostly prints, paints, illustrates and creates, if she’s lucky … all at the same time !  She makes the most wonderful multi-purpose Tea Towels that I’ve ever come across. They can function as a Tea Towel (as one might expect) or you can cut the animal /person out, and make cushions, puppets or doorstops from them, how fab is that !!

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There’s a beautiful style and colouration to them, like old familiar objects from your childhood. You can even get a Little Red Riding Hood or Hansel and Gretel Tea Towel.

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Sarah has a lovely style when it comes to artwork too, these screen-prints almost have a Ravilious feel to them.Fishinkblog 7690 Sarah Young 6 Fishinkblog 7689 Sarah Young 5

Beautiful woodcuts too.

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Her illustrations for “Greek Myths” (Walker Books) have been widely acclaimed, and she has just finished the illustrations for Michael Morpurgo’s latest book ‘Running Wild’. Best known for her lino and wood cuts, she also works in screenprinting and has recently been developing new methods of working in monoprint and collagraph – printing collage blocks.

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Sarah also works in Oil and many other media including papier mache.

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By now you should have a measure of just how talented an artist Sarah is, that you’ll not be surprised to hear that she is also founder and director of Brighton Art Fair and MADE – Brighton’s Design and Craft Fair, heck… she even designs the fabulous posters ! Is there no end to this artist’s accomplishments !!

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More of Sarah’s background history can be discovered over at Toovey’s blog

You can buy Sarah’s beautiful work for yourself here on her Etsy site, perhaps it’s even time to change your tea towels/ cushions : )

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9 Comments leave one →
  1. Elaine Revans permalink
    June 11, 2014 8:26 am

    Enchanting. Do I detect a Greek influence in some of her work? Great idea with the tea towels – I think I’d frame them though. I couldn’t use them for drying dishes.

    • June 11, 2014 11:52 am

      I disagree Elaine, all these things we keep for best and then they appear or are worn once or twice. I think why not have them around us all the time to actually use. After all they make us smile and remind us of beautiful things.

  2. June 11, 2014 8:58 am

    what a talented lady! I have admired her work via her Etsy shop but it is nice to see more here.

  3. June 11, 2014 11:01 am

    Fabulous work and so varied

    • June 11, 2014 11:53 am

      Unbelievably varied… a lesson to us all to not be afraid of having ‘other sides’ and handwriting styles to our work.

  4. June 18, 2014 10:10 pm

    How could I resist. I have just bought 8 of these amazing tea towels. I will try to give some away as pressies!!!
    X x x

    • June 19, 2014 9:12 am

      Wow perhaps I should stop sharing these kind of things with you to save your bank balance lol Once you’ve decided which ones to ‘spare’ I’m sure you’ll make at least 4 people very happy indeed : )

  5. October 7, 2016 8:48 pm

    Fantastic, she is great.

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