Loving these dolls created by UK based textile designer, Sarah Campbell, who has spent most of her lifetime creating patterns. Love of patterns, colors and hand-painted designs are the hallmarks of her work. The dolls are handmade with prints designed in the 60â€™s and 70â€™s by
Sarah Campbell and her sister, Susan Collier. Each doll is decorated with a tiny patchwork heart.
On Selvedge Magazine she says this about herself:
â€œI began working in fabric design as a teenager – in the very first place, I got started by going to help my older sister, Susan Collier, when she became busy painting patterns for Liberty and Richard Allen Scarves in the early ’60s. We went on to work together for 50 years making designs for textiles, wallpapers and other surfaces and converting cloth; we co-founded the original company Collier Campbell in 1979/80.Â Since Susan’s death in 2011, I’ve built a company under my own name painting new patternsÂ and developing new areas of work.Â â€œ
â€œTextiles are designed to be used â€“ and we always painted our patterns with their end-use in mind. I have cloth and images to hand and plenty of ideas â€“ so creating a line of goods seemed a natural development. I really enjoy hand-painting fabrics, scarves, hankies, papier-machÃ© animals, and I love making things.Â I know people love colour and pattern â€“ and decoration is second nature to me!â€
You can view more of her work and purchase her designs on her website.
Images: Courtesy of Sarah Campbell.