Phyllis Sadler

Textile Artist

I am a textile artist.  I design wearable art and also create textured surfaces by manipulating fabric with threads from my sewing machine as well as stitched by hand.  I use both spontaneity and control when stitching to produce pattern and line by changing thread types and the direction of my stitching.  Beading and metallic threads offer another area of interest to keep the eye searching for something yet unseen.  I’ve always been inspired by the sensuousness of embroidery and texture and the creation of a raised tactile surface, which supplies the powerful expressive element that is unique to textiles.