Sarah Tyssen hand weaves a sample piece of each design and colour, then calculates yarn quantities for production, has the yarns dyed, and then produces very detailed specifications for the mill. She works very closely with them to achieve the same finish as her hand woven samples.
Using power looms for small-scale production means she can concentrate on the designing, which is the part of the weaving process she enjoys most.
Inspiration for her work comes from observation of everything around her. She sees something that gives her an idea, and then puts a series of warps onto the loom and plays with constructions and colours...and so the design evolves as she work.