Discover & support Nottinghamshire artists & makers in these ‘virtual studios’, plus by exploring the OSNotts website and by visiting them in their studios and workplaces around the county & city on the dates stated.

  • Visit Sarah at her Open Studio on 25-26 June, 2022 (Nottingham North, venue 31).
    • Along with her guest, Dawn Feeney Jewellery
    • No wheelchair access – enter via side gate. Uneven driveway & a few small steps so unfortunately not suitable for anyone with mobility issues.

Sarah Sewell - profileTEXTILE ART
Nature-inspired free-machine embroidery art, created in Nottingham. Pieces of Liberty fabric & tweed add a splash of colour.
65 Robinson Road, MAPPERLEY NG3 6BD
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Sarah Sewell


I spent the first 40 years of my life thinking I wasn’t in any way creative, but after taking a basic sewing course I discovered free-machine embroidery & embarked on my creative path! Prior to this I had been a full-time mum, and before that worked in office jobs. I started Wildgoose Designs in May 2012, part-time at first, but it quickly grew as I began selling my work at various events and shops. I was then asked to run workshops and started teaching them in February 2015 – it’s so wonderful sharing my love of free-machine embroidery with others!


In October 2021 I finally got my much-needed home studio. It’s been a long time coming but I love it – it’s so light with lots of windows & double doors leading to the garden – so much more inspiring than working in the dark & dingy dining room!


I create free-machine embroidered textile art using a regular sewing machine (changing the settings enables me to move the fabric as I sew – ‘drawing’ with the needle!) I take inspiration from nature; birds, bees and flowers often feature. Liberty fabrics or tweed are then added for a splash of colour.

If you are interested in this work, please contact the artist directly through the links above.



I will be demonstrating free-machine embroidery during the weekend.