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Our Story

Sarah Waterhouse is an environmentally conscious design and printing company.

The company was established in 2007 by Sarah Waterhouse, who designs all fabrics and also prints every piece of the BESPOKE fabric collection by hand from her studio at Yorkshire Artspace in Sheffield, England.

After falling in love with Lino printing at college, Sarah went on to teach herself screen printing and pattern design after completing a degree in History of Art & Design in 2003 at Sheffield Hallam University. Whilst working part time for a local art gallery and museum, Sarah started her business and then began selling at local events in 2008. In 2009 Sarah moved her practice from home and took her first studio at Yorkshire Artspace. Sarah and her husband Owen moved to their current space, (Studio 14 in Persistence Works, Yorkshire Artspace) in 2012 with their hand built printing table. Owen, a trained silversmith and designer, joined the team to help print fabric by the metre and is now a partner in the business.

Sarah has been hand printing fabrics for 12 years and strongly believes that the Craft of hand printing is one that shouldn’t be lost in the primarily mechanised world of screen printing.

Selected Exhibitions & Events

17th Nov – 19th Nov 2017,  Yorkshire Artspace Open Studios
Studio 14, Persistence Works, Yorkshire Artspace, Sheffield, S1 2BS

6th Sept 2017 – 7th Jan 2018, Printed fabrics and Design for the Sheila Bownas Archive
Sheila Bownas: A Yorkshire Life in Pattern, Mercer Art Gallery, 31 Swan Rd, Harrogate HG1 2SA

6th July 2016 – 8th Jan 2017,  Pods Chair and Thorns Foot Cushion
Made in Sheffield Exhibition, Millennium Galleries, Sheffield, S1 2PP

25th June – 3rd Sept 2016, Printed fabrics and Design for the Sheila Bownas Archive
Sheila Bownas: A life in Pictures, Rugby Art Gallery & Museum, Little Elborow Street,Rugby, CV21 3BZ

8-12th October 2015, The Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair 
Old Granada Studios, Manchester, Quay St, Manchester M3 3JE

21st September 2014, British Interior Textiles Association Showcase
Chelsea Harbour Hotel, Chelsea Harbour Dr, Fulham, London SW10 0XG

13th-21st Sept 2014,  Thorns Footstool, MADE NORTH Platform, London Design Week
David Mellor, 4 Sloane Square, London, SW1W 8EE