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Handmade accessories from vintage and up-cycled haberdashery, wool, leather, fabric, cardboard tubes and costume jewellery.
My childhood dream was to run a haberdashery shop. The colours of sewing threads and knitting yarns were so tempting. The fabrics were works of art.
In the 1980s I went to Leicester Polytechnic (now DMU) for my Foundation year. Then on to Newport in South Wales for my BA(Hons) Fine Art specialising in 16mm film and photography.
I taught myself to knit while helping to care for my wonderful Grandma. Since 2014, after two days learning the basics of leatherwork I upcycle old leather clothes into bags. Vintage needlepoint also makes great bags. I work on a commission basis.
EVERYTHING I make uses items which would otherwise be forgotten about, thrown away or is an offcut. Some items have been donated to me by kind people I have met through Art House. I work under two names: RabbitDashery for the accessories I make, it comes from my love of all things bunny and haberdashery and Pangloss-5 the clothes label I started as a teenager after reading Voltaire’s Candide.
This year 10% of what you pay for any work from Lucia
goes to the Samaritans and Loros Hospice
If you would like to get in touch with or make a purchase from this artist please use the links below. All sales are direct with the artist not through Art House.
Look out for some live streams on Instagram from this artist on 12th & 13th June