i kept seeing these really great drawings on pouches, tea towels, and linens all over town. turns out it is the work of local textile designer, sara parker. i visited her studio recently to get to know her, and tell her how much i love her drawings!
sara was raised up in the country in thompson, georgia. after living in chicago and attending the art institute there, she and her husband moved to athens in 2012 and set up shop. she says she has always been a nature girl, and it shows in her simple drawings, distilled from hundreds of hours of 'looking'. i grew up a nature girl too, always observing colors, lines, and shapes in nature. i just love her drawings. sara has plenty of flora and fauna to work with since she and her husband moved down here in 2012.
sara screen prints her fabric in her home studio. she makes all kinds of wonderful things from it, as well as notecards. you can see it all on saraparkertextiles.com.
photographs and words by rebecca wood