Sarina Mantle

Sarina MantleBarking-based artist and designer, Sarina Mantle produced new artwork using the form of bunting to mark the Becontree estate's centenary in 2021.

Bunting is often used as a DIY decoration for street parties and community celebrations, made from chains of flags, often generated communally. Its first recorded use was as a signal between ships, as a means of communication.

Mantle worked with local residents to collectively design and make bunting to use for community celebrations of the future. Reimagining and reclaiming bunting for the modern-day, to represent residents of Becontree.

The bunting combined different textiles and patterns, employing different surface designs such as block printing, hand painting, embroidery and appliqué to depict language, poems and imagery that capture the stories, cultures, cuisines and experiences of contributors.

  Sarina Mantle is an artist, designer and singer-songwriter based in Barking and Dagenham, London. Mantle works across print, fashion and music, incorporating patterns, florals, sacred geometry, intuitive tribal and ancient visuals to reconnect with the cosmic and natural world.

Mantle also works in digital and hand drawn illustrations, surface design such as screen printing, hand block printing & other disciplines such as painting, sewing, pattern cutting & jewellery design as a way to inspire the home, mind, body and soul. Mantle regularly facilitates creative workshops for children and adults in London.

Mantle is a mother and is the author of colouring book Women + Patterns + Plants. Mantle founded Wildsuga in 2008 and has a BA in Fashion Design.