Sarah Myriam Winston has been designing, dyeing and weaving apparel and accessories, as well as preserving collectible textiles for over two decades. A graduate of San Diego State University, she found her passion while enrolled in the graduate program for Applied Design in Textile in 2000. Over the years, her work has been featured in various group exhibitions such as the San Diego Visual Art Museum and the San Bernardino College Art gallery. She has received 1st place and honors at the Northern California Weaver’s Conference and numerous fiber art shows. She has 12 years experience in the museum world as a textile collection manager and received formal training at CSU Long Beach and at the International Preservation Studies Center.
Her dual cultural heritage from Switzerland and Nigeria is reflected in her hand-dyed, handwoven work. Her sources of inspiration are the harmonious colors and textures of nature. Her mentors are the traditional weavers and dyers of South Asia, Japan, and West Africa. She uses the beauty of natural fibers such as linen, silk, hemp, and alpaca. Fusing the subtle radiance of natural dyes, natural fibers, and traditional techniques she creates simple, elegant wearable pieces.
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