Thursday, May 17, 2012

Profile: Sarah Ball of Storyline Designs

Name: Sarah Ball
Stall name: Storyline Designs
What are you selling at Sew & Tell? Handmade journals, jewellery, gift cards, mittens, and other treasures made form recycled and salvaged materials according to inspiration.

Q. What is your craft / creative outlet of choice?
A. Anything that involves repetition and simplicity. My making process is very meditative, so stitching, crochet, hammering metal, or weaving feel most rhythmic and enjoyable for me.

Q. Who is your craft idol?
A. Simryn Gill and Fiona Hall are masterful at taking the craft process and landing it on the doorstep of high art. Brilliant.

Q. Who taught you to craft?
A. Friends. I am a craft bower-bird, and have always jumped at the chance to sit down with the lovely folk I meet and share skills.

Q. Who or what inspires you to be creative?
A. The urge to leave a trace behind in this beautiful world….

Q. Which talent would you most like to have?
A. To speak many languages… especially the language of music.

Q. What is your idea of perfect happiness?
A. Being lost in a moment of deep belly laughter

Q. What is your greatest fear?
A. To be a recipient with no capacity to give back….

Q. What is your current state of mind?
A. Curious

Q. What do you consider your greatest achievement?
A. Following the spirit of adventure wherever it leads….

Q. What is your most treasured possession?
A. My antique sewing box

Q. Where is your ideal place to live?
A. Wherever there is a community of like-minded folk and vast expanses of natural space…

Q. Favourite holiday destination?
A. Bolivia

Q. If money were no object, where would you take off to?
A. Everywhere….preferably travelling over several years on a bicycle.

Q. Can you tell us about your best vintage find?
A. My vintage dressmaker’s mannequin makes my heart aflutter…

Q. What is your favourite thing to cook for your friends?
A. Pears poached in red wine with chai spices…

Q. What is your motto?
A. “What is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” (Mary Oliver)

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