Sara Quail
Textile Artist and Felt makerSara Quail textile artist Rainbow Burst

Sara is a felt and textile artist in Perth Australia.Living in 7 countries and travelling extensively has helped inspire and provide opportunities to indulge in artistic pursuits in a variety of mediums - digital, botanical, edible and fibre. She has been an Ikebana teacher, multi award winning florist and floral artist. She has used a variety of graphic design techniques in her own businesses and website maintenance and construction, created a commercial range of edible & gift bouquets and excelled in sugar / chocolate art. Her journey since 2001 has led to a more intense pursuit of textile and fibre related art forms.

With an innovative focus, Sara does not have a specific genre and prefers to experiment with a variety of techniques to achieve a result that surprises, excites or interests the viewer. Most of her creations are unique in that techniques are seldom repeated, making her work more varied than most. Many of the techniques employed require significant research and sampling. Her most recent passion is for Felting and Shibori with an emphasis on fabric manipulation, dyeing and mixing media. Even her husband is now cautious as to what may be in the oven, or why perfectly good fabric is being tortured into alternative states, and suffers from permanent eyebrow strain. See more of her work at www.saraquail.com

Active membership of the 84 Contemporary textile group (Treasurer/Webmaster), WAFTA (Treasurer) and Feltwest - encourage her to explore beyond the norm. She has exhibited at:

2002: Heathcote - Melville, Perth
2010: Old  Bakery - Maylands, Perth
2011: Newman H S Art Show - Churchlands, Perth
2011: Cervantes Art Festival, WA
2011: Old Bakery - Maylands, Perth
2014: Wanneroo Library and Cultural Centre - Wanneroo, Perth
2015: Churchlands Senior High School - Churchlands, Perth
2015: Cervantes Art Festival, Cervantes, WA
2016: MACRO|micro - Feltwest - Northbridge Perth

She has been featured in the following publications:

Felt

sara quail felted pods sara quail felt techniques sara quail felt sculpture
sara quail nuno felt wrap sara quail felt wrap sara quail felt hanging
sara quail felt and stitch sara quail felt shibori sara quail felt vessel

Textiles

Sara Quail bamboo in textiles Sara Quail textile artist Shattered rainbow Sara Quail kimberley moon textile

                

Sara Quail Silk roses Perth Sara Quail machine embroidered bag
Sara Quail Stitched & bound shibori Perth
Sara Quail Perth layered textile Sara Quail Perth fibre artist

Pieces below from 2014 Exhibition - 'What lies beneath'

Sara Quail - nuno felted scarfSara Quail - Metallica - Stitched aluminiumSara Quail - nuno felted scarf

Sara Quail - Plum Crazy - Shibori shrinkage technique, free machine embroidery Sara Quail - Barely there - Thread and pins

Sara Quail - Auralia - Layered fabrics, FME & mirror Sara Quail - fabric manipulation, layered fabric and FME

Sara Quail shrinkage workshopSara Quail - Black Magic - Fabric manipulation, shibori techniques

Sara Quail - Hand  quilted & dyed, Shibori