Bradness Gallery 

Spithurst Road, Barcombe, East Sussex, BN8 5EB, UK.  Tel: 01273 400606

Sarah Campbell has been an iconic fabric designer for

50 years.


She worked for most of those with her sister Susan Collier and  together they were Collier Campbell and created designs for Yves Saint Laurent, Liberty, Jaeger, Habitat, Marks and Spencer and West Elm.


As a teacher Sarah has an extraordinary wealth of experience, a warm sense of humour and is utterly generous with her immense knowledge.


Course details




Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday

17th, 18th 19th July 2018


Looking at the Elements that create a successful Design, including, colour, rthymn, flow, repeat.

3 days - £395


For those with more experience and who are interested in design repeats, Sarah will explain how they work, and how to make them by hand from a simple rhythmic dot to the complex intertwining foliage of Morris.

For students who would like to put this into practise we'll develop and 'grow' repeats using traditional methods - tracing paper, rulers and sharp pencils.


Emma will organise a pre-order of fabric paints and brushes.  This will give a discount of 10% and free postage.  If you wish to purchase fabric paints and other equipment we recommend George Weil.


We will meet at 9.30am for coffee before a 10am start and we will work through to 4.30.


The cost of the course is £395 and this includes a delicious home made lunch with wine, fresh coffee and home made cakes.


Please get in touch if you need to book accomodation or need a lift from a local train station.






SC _ Sarah SC Habitat 50 leaves rug 2014 SC Hand painted fabric SC Liberty design Herbaceous border SC sketch for Liberty 1970s SC- Jaeger dress development SC8

Sarah was commissioned to work on the special Design Reunion project to celebrate Habitat's 50th birthday.  

The rug design is called Fifty Leaves.

The Herbaceous Border scarf below was designed for Libertys.

Designs for Jaeger

Classic 1970's Liberty design

SC Detail from hand painted calico SC 1


Considering Elements of Design with Sarah Campbell

including hand painting on Fabric




Considering Elements of Design

3 day course - £395 - Max 8 places  -  please enquire

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday the 17th, 18th and 19th July 2018   

Considering the elements of design, pattern and rhythm, from a simple spot to a complex tesselation - these three days will give us time to look at some of the elements of design, pattern layouts and colour balance in more detail. There will be opportunity to investigate how repeats and colourways work, to mix a palette with a view to painting both on paper and fabric and for students to develop their own vocabulary of design. Students of all abilities are welcome!


Hand Painting on Fabric

2 day course - £270 - Max 8 places  - 2 places

Wednesday and Thursday 27th and 28th June

We will use these days to explore making patterns, from simple mark making to painting on calico and linen.  We will work towards making something to wear, sit on, hang up, sew or embellish.


Please click HERE for photos of previous courses.


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