Lucie Summers Lucie has been a maker since she was a teenager creating friendship bracelets and making beads from polymer clay in her bedroom. She comes from a strong textile background with her grandmother, aunts and mother being knitters, dressmakers and quilt makers and remembers being lulled to sleep by the sound of a Frister Rossman sewing machine. After A levels, Lucie completed an HND in Design Crafts at Norwich School of Art and Design. After she graduated, Lucie opened a patchwork and quilting shop called The Colour Room, with her mother Jenny Spencer which they ran together until Lucie had her first son Lucie’s current work of collage and assemblage takes its inspiration from her daily walks in the fields and meadows on the farm where she lives in Suffolk with her farmer husband and two teenage sons. A hoarder by nature, she takes images of weathered textures to add to her collection and she finds random ‘treasures’, both natural and manmade, to use in her work. Stones and flints, broken pottery, pieces of plastic, scraps of hessian sack and colourful bailing twine all find a home within Lucie’s practice. Lucie is currently in her second year of an MA in Textile Design at Norwich University of the Arts and graduates in 2020. She has designed fabric for Moda Fabrics, stationery for Gallison New York, a book cover for Storey Publishing and has had articles published in many craft magazines both in the US and the UK. She is also the author of Quilt Improv, published by David and Charles.
Blue Mesh 2018 Drop Cloth, Procian Dye
Collage 2019 Fabric and decorated papers on fabric
Assemblages 2019 Found objects, plastic mesh, thread