After attending York College of Art and Cleveland Collage Of Art & Design many years ago training in Graphic Design & as a Textile Artiat, I have continued to work in much the same relaxed, vintage style ever since.

I have said for more than 25 years, I work with "stitches to be seen".


I live lightly in County Durham with my husband, two chilren, my three kitty cats and Darwin, our tortoise.

I have a passion for anything vintage, sketching, coffee....and of course cake.


When not at my studio doing all number of textile related things, i can be found sketching ourdoors for my next landscape, snug in my home studio making things of beauty or of an evening, patchworking with a cat Agatha on my knee.

"My life has been measured in stitches"


Textile Artist

Textile Illistration

I work primarly with vintage fabrics & linens, my favorite threads  are 1960's linen thread. I mainly create studies of lanscapes & seascapes.

I will be found sketching, stitching or create almost everyday...I just cant help myself!


Costume  Girl

Patchwork & Quilting

I have done some very exciting costume jobs this past year but none can top the last costume girl job.

Working with WildWorks Theatre Company on their production of A Great Night Out was simply incredable.



 Textiles  Tutor

Textiles Tutor

To inspire someone learn the skills of fabric manipulation Patchwork or Textile Illustration is such a joy.

The workshops are both 10 week terms and daily.


Getting Out There

Craft & Art Fayres

 I have a selection of work locations through out the region, one of my favorite is Richmond Station Gallery.


My next solo Exhibition will be in May 2017 at Richmond Station Gallery.

Thanks for stopping by.

Have a look around and feel free to contact me regarding workshops or commissions

Tweets from Sarah Oatley @DrawnThreads

My Studio Address

Bobbin Shed,

21F Centre Point Road,

Lingfield Point,


County Durham.





Say Hello!

If you have any queries or wish to make contact about workshops,textile illustration courses or future art fayres contact Sarah on


07970048802 or



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