Fabric Mountain

Always inspirational, often recycled and lovingly created

About

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Hello, I’m Sally Roydhouse, I have recently moved from the Yorkshire Wolds to the wild & remote edge of the world commonly known as the Isle of Skye, where I run a small home business called Fabric Mountain which started from a mountain of fabric!

Fabric Mountain is my special place where trees are spun from yarn, where the rivers run with shimmering silks and the mountains are formed in cool crisp cottons. This is a world where everyday fibres are turned into beautiful, treasured textile gifts.

I am a graphic designer who retrained in textiles 6 years ago. Since then I have discovered a new passion for creating mixed media collage work, textile jewellery and surface pattern design for fabric.

My inspiration comes from anywhere and everywhere. I look for rhythms and cycles in nature, repeating patterns, colours and textures. I search out the extraordinary in the ordinary.

I live by the light of the seasons and seek the old ways of living as a free spirit. I long for those heady days of mid summer with afternoon tea, Earl Grey and the scent of flower meadows. I am a vegetarian who enjoys growing veg, cooking and baking. I have a passion for coffee and I am training as a barista when the opportunity allows. I like to eat peanut butter cups whilst sipping a coffee from one of my vintage espresso cups and one day I dream of having my own small coffee shop/gallery.

I also enjoy crochet, embroidery, encaustic art, beach combing and kite flying where the sea meets the sky. I’m an avid collector of vintage linens, antique paper ephemera and my beloved Hornsea Pottery. I relax by playing my ukulele badly or I delight in the music and words from The Waterboys.

I love the art of David Hockney and it made me smile when I exhibited work at the same gallery in Bridlington he has work. Picasso, Magritte, Hundertwasser & Warhol are artists I greatly admire. I swoon over the arts and crafts & art nouveau movement, from William Morris to Charles Rennie Mackintosh.

Did I say I love the Apple Macintosh computer too!

I marvell at typography and influences in graphics and fonts which have come through the Bauhaus school and are evident in European political posters of the 1920’s.

So that’s me in a bijou nutshell! I have an Etsy shop (FabricMountainUK) and a Folksy shop (FabricMountain) selling my various creations & my own fabric range is available to buy online on demand at Woven Monkey and Print Me Pretty, both in the UK.

Thank you for visiting my little corner of the web.

Sally