Natural Threads - 9th-17th October
The Wynd Gallery, Letchworth, Herts SG6 3EN
Excited to be one of three Wynd Gallery artists in this exhibition. Natural Threads features the work of Audrey Imber, Jackie Uphill and myself, showing work concerned with the natural form, shape and layers of the landscape and natural world. You'll be able to meet us, watch us work and I'm running a workshop during the week long exhibition. Full details on my website https://lucysugden.co.uk/category/news/
Art Hive 5 -18th September - 10th October
9 Howard Park Corner, Letchworth, Herts, SG6 1PQ
Find me in Letchworth for this years Herts Open Studios as part of the Art Hive collective. Full details follow the link https://www.hvaf.org.uk/open-studios/2021/art-hive-five
Threads in Sheds -Small Works (A British Tapestry Group Exhibition)
Whitchurch Silk Mill 11th September-21st November 2021
Farfield Mill 5th January -27th March 2022
Delighted to be showing tapestries in the Small Works Showcase of the British Tapestry Group Threads in Sheds Exhibition. The exhibition opens at Whitchurch silk mill in Hampshire in September, and then travels to Cumbria and Farfield Mill at the beginning of 2022.
As member of The Wynd Gallery, Letchworth, Herts SG6 3EN, you can find my woven tapestries and art in the members shows. Sign up to my newsletter to find out each month when I'll be on duty at the gallery and come and meet me https://mailchi.mp/0142ec35e1dd/lucysnews
A tapestry weaver, work is inspired by nature, especially the beauty in small and delicate, woven using traditional techniques, often in monofilament fishing line.
Weaving, especially tapestry weaving, has captivated me since I learnt the technique during my degree. This was also where I first began exploring the use of fishing line in my tapestries. The material, monofilament, has become my most favourite fibre to weave with. It’s not the most forgiving on the fingers but the atheistic of finished work with light play, transforms work. Where possible I work with old line that is no longer good enough to fish with, this is important to me as I try to live as eco friendly life as possible within the constraints of everyday.
All my work is woven by hand on upright or circular looms at my home studio in North Herts. Here I overlook a garden I have designed for family and wildlife, it provides me a huge amount of inspiration as I watch the changing seasons and cycles of life, enjoying the sounds of chattering birds and hum of bees.
Work isn’t just about pretty flowers but more about eco systems, appreciation for nature and the natural world. Stopping and taking a moment to look closely, be amazed, look at the detail, observe and learn. The natural world around me, along with exploring the endless possibilities of weaving incorporating monofilament, wire, wool and cotton is what my work encapsulates.
Please take a look at my website https://lucysugden.co.uk for further images and information of my weaving and workshops, where you can also visit my shop and find woven work, greeting cards, prints and tickets for workshops.