Hertford Arts Trail - delighted to be showing in this event for the first time. The Trail runs from 3rd-31st October. You'll find my work in the windows of Direct Mobility, 15 Church Street, SG14 1EJ
Habitat - 9th Ocober 2020-10th January 2021 Delighted to be taking part in my first Herts Textile Group show which will be held at the Baldock Arts and Heritage Centre, Old Town Hall, High Street, Baldock, SG7 6AR
I am running various weaving workshops to accompany the Habitat exhibition. Please find information in my workshop section or visit https://lucysugden.co.uk/shop/workshops
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.
My 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.