2020 Artist-in-Residence Sarah Godfrey

Sarah Godfrey is a hand embroidery artist, illustrator and designer based in Kitchener, Ontario. She is passionate about exploring colour and texture and draws much inspiration from nature and folklore. Her work focuses on reimagining traditional folk art practice and making use of recycled materials by upcycling clothing through embroidery as part of the sustainable fashion movement. Sarah’s work quickly gained a large online following which has lead to exciting international collaborations. She is also passionate about developing educational materials for other creatives and pursuing opportunities to teaching others through workshops and diy resources.

Sarah's exhibition Painting with Thread: Reimagining Hand Embroidery was scheduled to open at Schneider Haus National Historic Site on May 8, 2020. We’ve worked with Sarah to create this Painting with Thread online exhibition for you to enjoy her art from the comfort of your home as our gallery is currently closed.