Sarah Louise Dix Biography
As a child Sarah learnt to make her own clothes. Realising her love of clothing and design was going to be a lifelong interest, Sarah went on to gain a diploma in fashion design at Southend Technical College. Whilst studying, Sarah made numerous research trips to London, continuing to satisfy her inquisitive nature for seeking out design inspiration and visiting fabric outlets. Continuing to surround herself in a creative environment, Sarah 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, working in related businesses and having a child, Sarah wanted a change in direction, moving away from on office based career back to a creative environment. She made a decision, and embarked on a part time upholstery course. After learning the traditional methods during the next seven years she flourished and began designing and producing unique one off and limited edition pieces from a studio in the Bussy building, Peckham.
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 Petworth, Surrey. She is based in Godalming.
Sarah also teaches upholstery through various private courses in Surrey. More coming for 2012.