Sarah Tremaine



BOOTH # 203


Where are you from / where do you live now / what brought you to the southern highland region?

I am from Crozet, Albemarle County, Virginia.  I have lived in the area for 60% of my life, though was originally from the Harford area of CT.  I came to Virginia for UVA, but I have stayed because I love the People, the Blue Ridge Mountains and the abundance of sunlight all year long.

What is your favorite part about living in the southern highlands?

There is a feeling of connection to the mountains and the earth in the southern highlands, which resonates for me.  I feel that his connection is reflected in the warmth and welcoming of our culture in the area, as well.  In turn, it makes sense that a place like the Southern Highlands Craft Guild was founded, evolved, and endured as a place of the honoring and supporting of craft.

Tell us something unique about your process / what makes your work unique among artists in your same discipline?
I use natural dyes to dye my fibers and fabrics before putting them together in my Nuno felting to make garments and accessories.  I also do eco-printing and use it in combination with natural dyeing in my garment and accessory designs.  I am committed to making healthy clothing, with no toxic chemicals – preserving your health and the environment, together.
How long have you been a member of the Southern Highland Craft Guild? What is your favorite part of being a Guild member?

I have been a guild member since 2019, but after all the gearing up to participate in Guild events, Covid hit.  My first participation in the Guild was being part of a Show at the Center in the late fall of 2020 and then my first Craft Guild Show at the Cherokee Center was in October 2021.  I live too far away to participate in the local activities, so I have been glad for the Zoom Annual meeting and getting to meet artists at the shows.

What can visitors expect to find at your booth? Are you working on anything specific to reveal at the Craft Fair this Summer? (New work?)

Yes, I am working on some new designs that will be indigo Shibori dyed and some new colors of my most popular Nuno Garments – all of this will be new at the SHCG show!

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