Sarah Leigh: The potential of wool and light

Sarah is the creator of Felti, a felt ware business focusing on domestic lighting in its many forms – from shades, to strung lights and illuminated vessels. A creative desire has lived within the artist since she was a little child, but as a grown up she has encountered with felt making, which finally gave her the sense of material connection Sarah has been searching for.

Beehive pod detail

As she beautifully explains it, “The alchemy of transforming raw wool fibre into a piece of fabric, coupled with the sheer physicality of the processes involved, was immediately addictive”. From her falling in love with felt followed several years examining the medium, and after exploring and sample and observing how sunlight filtered through the textile to outstanding effect, it became clear to Sarah that her focus would be directed in exploiting the potential of wool and light combined.

Ridged Bark table lamp

Her sculptural felt works, which include large and even oversized illuminated seeds and chrysalises, do stand out for their natural beauty and apparent simplicity. No Serial Number magazine interviewed Sarah, to get to know more about her creations for interior design and her eco-friendly approach. Want to see her most beautiful creations and get to know her story? It’s all within the Spring Issue 2017 of No Serial Number magazine!

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