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The Cat in the Shoe

'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 my mind these could become a whimsical being straight from the pages of a book you read as a child'

 

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