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Delicate designs with an illustrative edge - highly detailed surface pattern and illustration, inspired by life and created with love. Sarah Fleming is a graduate of Cleveland College of Art & Design, where she studied Textiles and Surface Design, specialising in design for the home furnishings and greetings market. Inspired by the detail and beautiful patterns found in nature and her surroundings, Sarah is motivated to achieve beautiful, highly informative observational drawings. She showed an interest in Art from a very early age and has developed a great passion for Textiles and Surface Design. This huge passion spurs her on to work extremely hard, full of enthusiasm to create new and exciting design ideas. Sarah has developed a detailed, tight drawing style which helps her to achieve her beautiful observational drawings. However, she is also able to work in a very sketchy, illustrative style too - showing her as a very versatile designer, capable of adapting where relevant to confidently produce designs for both the commercial and more niche markets. For work enquiries please contact Sarah at sarahfleming11@hotmail.com

Thursday, 15 March 2012

Feature in Selvedge magazine

Beth Smith, the editor of Selvedge magazine recently contacted CCAD about a feature on 2012 graduating textile students.

"Our 46th issue will be the “Souvenir Issue”, obviously we will be touching on the Jubilee but also textile techniques that are traditional and have stood the test of time. For our student feature we would like to invite students from as many colleges as possible to create a souvenir handkerchief or scarf that represents their college or university. Students can draw on their own experiences of student life but we would like them to try and encapsulate the atmosphere of their college too. Please bear in mind that, although we encourage students demonstrate their signature style, a traditional look may represent your college in a way that is easier for Selvedge readers to understand."

I am very pleased to report that I have been one of the few chosen to design a scarf for the feature and here is my entry:

My ideas behind the design

- CCAD in the middle as they have been central to my development as a person and a designer
- Crowns and Union Jack as a reference to The Queen and Her Diamond Jubillee
- Floral background showing my drawings/designs with a reference to how I have blossomed during my time at CCAD


  1. Thanks very much, Becca! I think everyone's entries were fab, shows how individual we all are :) fingers crossed for us all hey xx