Sarah Pedlow, artist and founder of ThreadWritten Textiles, is interested in traditional textiles, cultural preservation, and creating a global community of makers connected via cultural heritage skills. An artist’s residency in Budapest in 2009 changed the direction of her work, leading her to focus on disappearing forms of embroidery. From 2012 – 2015 she researched Hungarian Kalotaszeg written embroidery in Transylvania, Romania and made products with women artisans. She has since studied embroidery and traditional clothing through residencies and travel in Iceland, Mexico, The Netherlands, Ukraine, and Portugal. Sarah teaches workshops and lectures across the country. In August 2019 she’ll lead Gather and Stitch: Portugal, a cultural textile retreat in Northern Portugal. She holds a BA from Scripps College, Claremont and an MFA from Rutgers University.