As a child Sarah took her inspiration from items of original vintage clothing, learning to make her own shirts, trousers and skirts.
Realising her love of clothing and design Sarah went on to study fashion design at Southend Technical College. Continuing to surround herself in a creative environment, she gained a PR executive role in the fashion PR company, Jean Bennet PR, in the late 1980’s. The company’s accounts included Vivienne Westwood, who has since been and continues to be a great influence in her work.
Following a move to London and working in related businesses, Sarah wanted a change in direction and a move back to a more creative environment. She embarked on a part time upholstery course at her local adult education centre. After learning the traditional skills during the next four years she flourished and began designing and producing unique one off and limited edition pieces influenced by her background in fashion.
Sarah is now producing and selling her own garment inspired upholstery on line through Sarah Louise Dix Upholstery & Bespoke Furniture and other retail outlets in London and the South East. The signature piece is the Corset Chair (as seen in the Observer Magazine)
Sarah also set up and runs private ten week upholstery courses in Surrey. These include a residency at National Trust property, Barge Building Shed and Carpenters Shed. Dapdune Wharf. Guildford.
She is based in Godalming. Surrey. England.