Lucy Portsmouth's Profile

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I take William Morris' maxim, "have nothing in your home that you do not know to be useful and believe to be beautiful", as my inspiration and influence.

Taking vintage & pre-loved fabrics & costume jewellery, I apply the traditional techniques of patchwork, quilting, appliqué & embroidery to create unique, contemporary pieces of textile art for everyday use

Textile arts: Everyday objects

Keepsakes; cushions, quilts and other curiosities ... now available in my Etsy store! These are always limited edition, one-of-a-kind pieces because I work exclusively with reclaimed and vintage fabrics ... the small quantities I have available mean that no two designs are ever repeated, so you can be assured that you will be buying something totally unique.

I work exclusively…

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  • Female
  • Born on July 21
  • Joined December 31, 2008

Favorite materials

Antique linen, silk, velvet, brocade, all the depths of cotton

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About

I take William Morris' maxim, "have nothing in your home that you do not know to be useful and believe to be beautiful", as my inspiration and influence.

Taking vintage & pre-loved fabrics & costume jewellery, I apply the traditional techniques of patchwork, quilting, appliqué & embroidery to create unique, contemporary pieces of textile art for everyday use

Textile arts: Everyday objects

Keepsakes; cushions, quilts and other curiosities ... now available in my Etsy store! These are always limited edition, one-of-a-kind pieces because I work exclusively with reclaimed and vintage fabrics ... the small quantities I have available mean that no two designs are ever repeated, so you can be assured that you will be buying something totally unique.

I work exclusively with pre-loved fabrics, and each item is handmade and unique to the person commissioning me. Whether it be a patchwork made from the outgrown baby clothes you couldn't bear to part with, a quilted counterpane crafted from the luxurious textures of a wedding dress or ball-gown or evening dress, a bag formed from an old tie or an old pair of jeans, or a straightforward refashion of a beloved favourite garment, a journey through Magpie's Laundry will result in a new, wonderful piece of textile art that is exclusively and individually yours.

http://www.magpies-laundry.co.uk

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