‘The cat in the shoe’ is the creation of Lucy Brasher a self taught textile artist.
Working from her studio in Dorset, Lucy’s work focuses on the animal form incorporating the human element. Her work has a touch of whimsy with a darker undertone, much like the fables and folklore that have influenced them.
All of Lucy’s work is created by hand and machine using predominantly reclaimed and re-purposed fabrics.
Originally trained in Fine Art and Photography at the Arts Institute Bournemouth Lucy began experimenting in textiles in 2010 and found a love for the medium.
Fabric is a forgiving and flexible medium to work with, it can become anything it wishes even if its life began as something else. An old jumper, an unloved leather jacket, a scrap of lace and an off-cut of felt. In Lucy’s mind these could become a whimsical being straight from the pages of a book you read as a child.
Lucy originally began selling her pieces through Etsy since then she has exhibited her work at a number of prestigious contemporary Craft events, Galleries and now works to commission along with releasing limited collections online. She is currently focusing on a new collection around the travels of ‘The Bear and the Crow’ a concept of two characters created through textiles whose story runs alongside the collection.
Lucy is a member of the Crafts Council Directory and is registered with ACID (anti copying in Design).
We are absolutely delighted to showcase Lucy’s pieces as part of our Textile Exhibition FIBRE, Summer 2019. Follow Lucy’s story over on Instagram and do pop in soon to see her fabulously whimsical creations, but hurry FIBRE ends later this month.