Lucy Sugden

Lucy Sugden Woven tapestry artist and workshop provider

A woven tapestry artist from Letchworth Garden City, with a Constructed Textiles degree specialising in tapestry weaving, and a commendation from the Simon Jersey Tapestry Award. After spending most of my career developing and delivering art education to the community, schools, and colleges I fully returned to tapestry weaving in 2017, which I continue to teach.

A member of The British Tapestry Group, The Wynd Gallery and various textiles associations I regularly exhibit locally and nationally, along with delivering talks, workshops, and courses.

In my work I explores a fascination of light play with a love of wildlife and beneficial flowers found in local habitats and am often inspired by my garden and walks around the fields of Letchworth. I create flowers on circle looms before embedding them in the tapestry backgrounds as they are woven.
It is important to me to maintain a sustainable art practice by recycling and upcycling fibres which has become an integral part of how I work, and often has a direct effect design and size of a piece, along with an exploration of combining fibres.

I source British wools and recycled yarns wherever possible for students to weave with when attending workshops.
To find out more about me please visit my website.

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Telephone: 07957 462 297

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Herts Open Studios at The Weaving Shed / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2023-09-14T00:00:00Z">Thu 14 Sep 2023</span>Herts Open Studios at The Weaving Shed / Thu 14 Sep 2023

I am taking part in this years Herts Open Studios. Come and visit me, see my studio, watch me weave, have a go yourself. I'll have some work availab...

A Sixties Celebration &quot;Flower Power&quot; / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2023-07-11T00:00:00Z">Tue 11 Jul 2023</span>A Sixties Celebration "Flower Power" / Tue 11 Jul 2023

A am delighted to be showing two new tapestries in this Eastern Region Textile Forum exhibition A Sixties Celebration “Flower Power” at Parndon Mill i...

What Lies Beneath / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2022-06-27T00:00:00Z">Mon 27 Jun 2022</span>What Lies Beneath / Mon 27 Jun 2022

Looking forward to showing a selection of my woven tapestries in this exhibition along with the opportunity to run two workshops at the venue. Please ...

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Fishing line flowers / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2024-06-24T00:00:00Z">Mon 24 Jun 2024</span>Fishing line flowers / Mon 24 Jun 2024

Would you like to weave your own fishing line flower? Join me on June 23rd at the Wynd Gallery in Letchworth to weave your own flower using waste f...

Life&apos;s Warp You Make It / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2024-04-03T00:00:00Z">Wed 03 Apr</span> to <span  itemprop="endDate" content="2024-05-26T00:00:00Z">Sun 26 May 2024</span> <span>(2 months)</span>Life's Warp You Make It / Wed 03 Apr to Sun 26 May 2024 (2 months)

An exhibition of work created by Tapestry weaving students on Lucy Sugden's courses at The Letchworth Settlement. The tapestries and woven art include...

Woven tapestry Sampler Workshop / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2024-05-20T00:00:00Z">Mon 20 May 2024</span>Woven tapestry Sampler Workshop / Mon 20 May 2024

A tapestry weaving workshop to learn skills for creating simple shapes. You will weave your own tapestry sample while I guide you through a few techni...