Artist: Sarah J Harper

A delicate woven piece.

BA Textile Design
Birmingham City University

Sarah is an artist.

Sarah creates 3D woven pieces that combine traditional craft techniques with contemporary yarns. Her working process begins with drawing and mark-making using words and emotions as inspiration for her pieces. Using recycled clothes, monofilament yarns and recycled plastic yarns, Sarah produces new materials from which she creates her work. Making stand-alone pieces and installations, her work aims to stimulate conversation and debate around different issues that affect many people. Sarah’s most recent work investigated the experience of loss, bereavement and grief, using her work to sensitively encourage discussion around this subject.

A delicate woven piece in progress.
A delicate woven piece.
A layered delicate woven form.
An abstract delicate woven form.

(Top row, left to right)

(Bottom row, left to right)
Battered Layer

In:Site 2022

Sarah is one of 20 artists who were selected to show their work at In:Site 2022. The event will took in spring 2022.
Find out more about the other artists.

Chartreuse is a shade of yellow, and for Sarah J Harper’s project, represented the positivity that the colour embodies. Fragments of the colour found their way into Sarah’s previous work about a period of grief resulting from the pandemic, offering a glimpse of optimism during a dark time. Sarah invited people to experience this joyful colour by contributing to an artwork made with yarn, fibres and circular weaving techniques.

a structure created with a variety of decorated embroidery hoops hangs on a railing
a close up of circular hoops decorated with colourful yarns and ribbons

Where Next?

Artist: Francisca Onumah

Francisca was part of In:Site 2014

The artists uses a hammer to stamp metal.

Artist: Jessica Hargreaves

Jessica was part of In:Site 2015

The artist crouches over a memorial stone as she takes a casting.

Artist: Ryan Dilkes

Ry was part of In:Site 2019

The artist sits on a bench surrounded by furniture made from discarded wood.

Artist: Stefanie Cheong

Stefanie was part of In:Site 2013.

A pine cone with gold decoration on a string.


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