Winter Exhibition - I am taking part in Herts Visual Arts virtual exhibition, so once you've finished reading through this info pop over and have browse of all the artists taking part - https://www.hvaf.org.uk/latestshow
The Colour of Winter in Textiles - delighted to be taking part in my first textile show of the year. The Colour of Winter is a virtual exhibition hosted by SpringUp Gallery. Showing work by textile artists from the Chilterns and surrounds, the exhibition runs from 10th January - 28th February 2021 and can be viewed here - https://www.springupgallery.co.uk/current-exhibition
Letchworth Open starting 9th January 2021- As a Letchworth resident I am super excited and delighted to be taking part in the Letchworth Open hosted by the Broadway Gallery. Although the exhibition is hung and ready for visitors to visit current covid rules keep the doors shut....however the exhibition is also going virtual along with lots of events that can happening during this time. along with having work in the Open Exhibition I will also be taking part in the Letchworth Open Windows event.
To view the exhibition and find out all the up to date information please visit https://www.broadway-letchworth.com/TheOpen
Window on Weaving (postponed to spring 2021) - I'm pleased to be taking part in this British Tapestry Group exhibition at the Haslemere Educational Museum - 78 High St, Haslemere, GU27 2LA
As member of The Wynd Gallery, (Letchworth, Herts SG6 3EN), you can find my woven tapestries and art in the members shows.
A tapestry weaver, work is inspired by nature, especially the beauty in small and delicate, woven using traditional techniques, often in 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.