About

I am a maker and designer of printed textiles. I'm also the founder of sallysally - a craft-based business aiming to share the joy of making with others. I use a range of craft and print processes in the development of my designs and work with screen and digital print to realise products, including readymade items and flat-pack kits. 

I graduated from the MA in Creative Practice at Leeds Arts University in 2016 and now teach part-time on the course. 

My MA  project took the urban edgelands environment on the periphery of the city as a source of inspiration; exploring themes of liminality, order and chaos to produce hand and digital print samples and prototype products. My MA dissertation which explored the relevance of craft and the meaning of making in the digital age informed a subsequent peer reviewed paper presented at Making Futures 2017.

My on-going research interests include craft theory and practice, sustainable fashion, material culture and the interaction between the handmade and the digital in contemporary design and production. 

I am a founder member of Leeds Print Workshop - a co-operative set up to provide affordable printmaking facilities and develop a vibrant community of printmakers in Leeds.

I am grateful to the The Textile Society for support through their Postgraduate Student Bursary Award and to Leeds Arts University for the Principal's Business Mentoring Award.

For more information you can read and sign up for my blog or contact me at: sally@sallycooke.com.


For all sales go to:

www.sallysally.co.uk



Flatpack Cut & Sew Kits

New range of kits for clothing and accessories available at www.sallysally.co.uk. Flatpack kits include everything you need for the make including fabric, thread, haberdashery items and full illustrated instructions. By combining beautiful, contemporary print design with flat pattern outlines printed on a single piece of fabric we've made it easy and fun for you to get good results even from a first make.

 

Collaborations


Craft tutorial for Caboodle Magazine SS18



Hand screenprinted 'knit' and 'pin' pockets for The Stitch Society 2018. Limited edition pouches also available in three sizes. 



Limited Edition 'Woodstock' Pencil Wrap

My first and still most popular readymade product. The limited edition hand printed 'Woodstock' pencil wraps. Designed in collaboration with Colours May Vary. Wide central pocket takes larger items or small notebook. Wrap can be rolled or folded. Available in Indigo, Aqua, Orange or Black £24. Order Here

Press


A few of our favourite things feature in Issue 2 of the wonderful and openly feminist Actual Size magazine - Winter 2018/19


Maker of the month feature in The Simple Things magazine - November 2017.

 

Exhibitions


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