Studio visit: Sara Prince

After taking a hiatus to raise her family, Sara Prince has returned to her practice of weaving. In her work, Prince hopes to alter the perception of hand weaving to something contemporary. Drawing inspiration from gum tree bark and patterns created by the scribbly gum moth, she combines natural materials such as linen, Japanese paper yarn, horsehair and leather with manmade materials.

“I am lucky enough to have my studio based in my home, this allows me to do some late night weaving which is fantastic. I own two floor looms and have expanded my studio into other rooms to accommodate them. My looms and my dogs keep me company while I weave and experiment.”

Featured image above: Sara Prince in her studio.Courtesy: the artist. 

Featured image below: Sara Prince, Loops and Crosses, 2022. Handwoven linen, cotton and horsehair, 55 x 85cm.Courtesy: the artist.

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