Sarah Wiley Art
About The Artist
Sarah Wiley • Richmond, VA
Fiber and Textiles - Homegoods • CUSTOM COMMISSIONS
I have created with my hands for as long as I can remember. I also have a passion for interior design and for all things miniature. As my life path weaves along, I bring these interests together by creating rooms in miniature. I am a self-taught artist, both in my former career in interior design and now in my textile art. My pieces are created layer by layer. I use unusual materials, including repurposed interior design memo samples and used fabrics. The details build slowly as I create a composition, assembling, choosing and placing each successive piece of fabric. I have a keen eye for detail, and take special care to drape the fold of a curtain or to stuff a cushion. Much of my work is based on commissions, where I bring my clients joy by creating innovative works of art that become family treasures. I am a member of the Fiber Forum (Embroiderers� Guild of America) and the Embroidery Guild of England.
Q&A with the Artist
Tell us how your work is made.
My design process begins with photographs of interior spaces. I use a drawing software that works with an embroidery machine. I interpret the objects in a room into shapes that I then stitch using interior design fabric. The pattern, color and textures I choose evokes the look and feel of the finished room portrait. My hope is that the viewer will feel a personal connection to the room and want to inhabit the space.