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This commission was for a shade depicting some of the iconic buildings in Lincoln. These included Lincoln Catherdral, Lincoln Castle and the emblem of the local football club.

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This particular piece of work displayed Clifton suspension bridge alongside hot air balloons. The customer required me to use a very particular colour scheme and it was a pleasure to work closely with them to select fabrics and discuss layouts.

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This shade consisted of four trees and showed the four seasons. I embellished this shade with small beads which depicted small snow balls on the winter tree.

                   About my work
                         I'm Lucy and I live in Oxford, very close to the city centre.  I have always enjoyed painting and drawing and after                                      completing my art and design foundation qualification, I trained to be a theatre designer. I worked as a freelance designer for 2 years and during this time I became particularly interested in designing shows for youth theatre. Whilst designing, I also ran art workshops for children and young people and it was during this time that I decided to do my teacher training. I worked in primary education for 16 years before leaving to focus on looking after my family. 
 
I have become increasingly interested in fabrics and textiles and sewing has become a huge part of my life.  When making the shades, lanterns and stitched pictures, I use fabric from second hand clothes and also collect unusual embellishments such as buttons and lace which I use to add texture to my work.  Most of my work comes from commissions and I really enjoy working with people to create a bespoke piece that can be displayed in their home or given as a special gift. I am particularly inspired by nature and architecture and the textures that are found in natural objects such as shells, moss, seed pods and leaves.  
 
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One of my first ever pieces of work depicted images of the iconic buildings in Oxford and I have continued to make work featuring these wonderful buildings.

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I had the pleasure of designing and making a beautiful 30cm diameter shade which was ordered as a gift. I used images of the family home and garden, a local church, wedding bunting, pet ducks and dogs and the family's Land Rover (complete with hand stitched number plate)

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I have been commissioned to make lampshades for children and these are often colourful and fun. 

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This commission was for a shade depicting some of the iconic buildings in Lady Margaret Hall college in Oxford. I hand stitched each building's name onto the shade which added an unusual feature

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I enjoy recording nature and natural objects in my work and this particular shade had colourful flowers stitched onto a textured background. I also used buttons and beads to add extra details.

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This shade displayed iconic buildings from Venice and Rome. For this piece of work, I used detailed shapes with patterned fabric and contrasted these with very simple stitching.

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