Sarah has been very passionate about textiles and fine art all her life. Leaving home in Mudeford, Dorset in the late sixties to go to art college. Sarah worked with a master potter at Poole Pottery for a short time before leaving for London and working in a china mend shop in Kensington. Sarah soon started experimenting with quilting and knitting, becoming an expert by perfecting her skills creating Fairisle jumpers. In 1977 she travelled with her 4-year-old daughter up to Shetland to study the patterns and learn from the locals, including how to spin and dye the wool. Sarah shared her knowledge and passion by writing a book full of patterns called 'Fairisle Knitting' it's still in print today although the publishers now have full rights to the book.
That was a long time ago and Sarah went on to perfect the art of Shetland lace, traditional samplers, Embroidered Animals, complete a fine art degree, Printmaking and Etching, bookbinding and quilting!
We found a great black gate for the geometric quilt in Agios Nikolaos along with a bell tower with a tiny spiral staircase.
Just south of Kardamyli is a secret beach tucked into a hairpin bend in the road, the only give away to spot it is a worn area of gravel where you can park and walk down to a stunning cove. A large rock sits in the middle just on the waterline and there are caves on the left side. There is an arch where you can swim through part of the rock, it is sheltered and the water is azure blue, here we photographed the log cabin quilt. It seemed to suit the grey rocks.
We are so pleased with the results, we hope to have the website up and running soon, including a shop where we can hopefully sell some of the quilts, we just haven't got enough beds for them! We set up an Instagram account and my mum is proudly collecting followers. http://instagram.com/elemental_custom_quilts