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Hand screenprinted, sustainable fabrics

About

Sara Parker Textiles creates hand screenprinted, sustainable fabrics for makers and the trade.

Each screen is printed in-house on a variety of ethically sourced base cloths. The design process begins with a sketch by Sara that eventually finds its way into a repeat pattern through the story it wishes to tell: sometimes with color pencils, paper stencils, or ink.

With a blend of improvisation, craft and authenticity, Sara Parker Textiles are fabrics with a sense of spirit and a nod to the natural world.


Sustainability

Ethical production and a sustainable mindset are the heart of our operation. That's why we source organic and ethically-milled base cloths, and try our best to put to use every scrap of fabric. 


  • We limit fabric waste by printing to order and welcoming custom orders.
  • With our offcuts, we make quilts, fabric bundles, buttons and many other goodies to sell in our shop.
    Misprints and over-yardage are discounted significantly for our customers. Smaller bits of cloth are composted in our garden. 
  • Our washout booth is filtered to contain larger particles from entering the water system.
  • We use recycled paper, packing supplies, and biodegradable cello sleeves where needed.
  • During our Open Studio days we collect unwanted textiles from the community to recycle. 

Offcuts are pieced together to make beautiful quilts.


Production

SPT fabrics are screenprinted in-house by Sara and Lizzie.

The studio accommodates two eighteen foot tables where continuous yardage is printed at fifty inches wide.

Waterbased inks are hand-mixed by Sara in small batches.


A print demo during Open Studio Days.

Where to find us

The studio is open to the public once a year, usually in November, to shop, see our space, and talk textiles. With the ongoing pandemic, we invite you to walk through our garden and see our processes with the videos below:

Sara Parker Textiles has appeared in Design Sponge, Southern Living, Fancy Tiger Crafts, Brooklyn Haberdashery and Blackberry Farm.

Sara

Born and raised in rural Georgia, Sara studied Printmaking and Fiber Studies at SAIC and worked as print assistant to Jay Ryan of The Bird Machine. After eight years of city living, Sara moved back home to find her own practice. With the initial help of her husband Simon Hunt, she started Sara Parker Textiles in 2010 in the basement of her parent's house. Since then Sara works from her own basement studio with Simon's part-time help and her assistant, Lizzie.

In 2018, Sara founded Maisilene (maze-a-leen) where you'll find table linens, home accessories, and handbags all made using fabrics from SPT.

Lizzie Ross

Lizzie helps with printing and everything else at SPT and Maisilene. She is also the founder of The Small Circle, a sustainable notions company specializing in beautiful sewing supplies.

Simon Hunt



Simon helps with printing part-time. He's also the ILS Manager at the UGA Libraries in Athens, GA.

About

Sara Parker Textiles creates hand screenprinted, sustainable fabrics for makers and the trade.

Each screen is printed in-house on a variety of ethically sourced base cloths. The design process begins with a sketch by Sara that eventually finds its way into a repeat pattern through the story it wishes to tell: sometimes with color pencils, paper stencils, or ink.

With a blend of improvisation, craft and authenticity, Sara Parker Textiles are fabrics with a sense of spirit and a nod to the natural world.

Sustainability

Ethical production and a sustainable mindset are the heart of our operation. That's why we source organic and ethically-milled base cloths, and try our best to put to use every scrap of fabric.

  • We limit fabric waste by printing to order and welcoming custom orders.
  • With our offcuts, we make quilts, fabric bundles, buttons and many other goodies to sell in our shop. Misprints and over-yardage are discounted significantly for our customers. Smaller bits of cloth are composted in our garden.
  • Our washout booth is filtered to contain larger particles from entering the water system.
  • We use recycled paper, packing supplies, and biodegradable cello sleeves where needed.
  • During our Open Studio days we collect unwanted textiles from the community to recycle.

Offcuts are pieced together to make beautiful quilts.

Production

SPT fabrics are screenprinted in-house by Sara and Lizzie.

The studio accommodates two eighteen foot tables where continuous yardage is printed at fifty inches wide.

Waterbased inks are hand-mixed by Sara in small batches.

A print demo during Open Studio Days.

Where to find us

The studio is open to the public once a year, usually in November, to shop, see our space, and talk textiles. With the ongoing pandemic, we invite you to walk through our garden and see our processes with the videos below:

Sara Parker Textiles has appeared in Design Sponge, Southern Living, Fancy Tiger Crafts, Brooklyn Haberdashery and Blackberry Farm.

Sara Parker

Born and raised in rural Georgia, Sara studied Printmaking and Fiber Studies at SAIC and worked as print assistant to Jay Ryan of The Bird Machine. After eight years of city living, Sara moved back home to find her own practice. With the initial help of her husband Simon Hunt, she started Sara Parker Textiles in 2010 in the basement of her parent's house. Since then Sara works from her own basement studio with Simon's part-time help and her assistant, Lizzie.

In 2018, Sara founded Maisilene (maze-a-leen) where you'll find table linens, home accessories, and handbags all made using fabrics from SPT.

Lizzie Ross

Lizzie helps with printing and everything else at SPT and Maisilene. She is also the founder of The Small Circle, a sustainable notions company specializing in beautiful sewing supplies.

Simon Hunt

Simon helps with printing part-time. He's also the ILS Manager at the UGA Libraries in Athens, GA.