thecatintheshoe

hand made textile sculptures.

Bournemouth, United Kingdom · 402 Sales

thecatintheshoe

hand made textile sculptures.

Bournemouth, United Kingdom 402 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars
(160)

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Note from shop owner Hello, I am currently on holiday. Yipeee. I will be back in the studio from Monday 3rd July. Xx

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Jun 22, 2017

Hello, I am currently on holiday. Yipeee. I will be back in the studio from Monday 3rd July. Xx

Lucy Brasher

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Lucy Brasher

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5 out of 5 stars
(160)
Bokoshoko

Bokoshoko on Jun 21, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

My 2nd purchase from The Cat! Once again a fantastic item shortly to appear in one of our room sets

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Updates

Brand new collection. Squirrel cloth doll from vintage fabrics. Cat in the shoe design. Only 1 left.

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OOAK Spring bunny in brogues. 2nd in an Edition of only 2 and now the only one left.

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It's Easter soon and I don't know about you but I like my eggs with extra long legs!
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About

the curious world of the cat in the shoe

I am completely self taught. Having studied fine art and photography at Degree level I soon realised that this wasn't for me.
The need to create was still there though and it took a move to London and a brief unemployment spell for me to realise how I was going to express my creativity.

Fabric is a forgiving and flexible media to work with, it can become anything it wishes even if it began its life 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 be a creature, a whimsical being straight from the pages of a book you read as a child.

A world of imagination and possibility.

Each piece is completely hand made by me, I create the patterns and then sew using my very old industrial Singer that I have moved from London back to Dorset with me, from house to storage to bungalow to flat (its well traveled). Or I stitch by hand, it depends on the size of the piece and the detail needed. The tiny leather shoes for example are always hand stitched.

Sometimes the fabric inspires the piece and sometimes I get an idea in my head and I can't rest until it is made and I have trawled the charity shops and fabric shops for the perfect material.

I work a lot to commission and love to hear your ideas and wants for a piece. My facebook page is full of images of my work and pieces I have created as commissions.

I have sold at Rengade Craft fair London, Craftacular London, Etsy Dorset and various local events. I have pieces for sale in the Art Gallery of Ontario Canada, I have also been featured in Stuffed Magazine and various blogs.

Please do bare in mind that these creations are textile art pieces and are not sold as toys for small children, as they are hand made and they cannot endure a lot of vigourous play.

PLEASE NOTE: Copyright © the cat in the shoe / Lucy Brasher

Company Name: the cat in the shoe

All artwork/designs remains copyright to the cat in the shoe and must not be used without the cat in the shoes permission. Please do not use any aspect of my designs, ideas or photographs without permission. © All rights reserved.

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  • Lucy Brasher

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    Lucy Brasher is a creator and maker of handmade creatures and curiosities residing in Dorset on the South coast of England, with a ridiculous amount of books, sewing machines and soon to be made ideas.

Shop policies

Last updated on June 13, 2017
I am a self taught textile sculptor creating individual pieces from reclaimed and re- purposed fabrics. My work focuses mainly on the animal form incorporating the human element. My pieces have a touch of whimsy with a darker undertone much like the fables and folklore that have influenced them.

Please do bare in mind that these creations are textile art pieces and are not sold as toys for small children, as they are hand made and they cannot endure a lot of vigourous play.

Custom Orders: For all Custom orders I ask for a 50% deposit to be paid on ordering. The remaining 50% plus postage will be invoiced once the piece/pieces are made to the deadline we have agreed.


PLEASE NOTE: Copyright © the cat in the shoe

Company Name: the cat in the shoe

All artwork/designs remains copyright to the cat in the shoe and must not be used without the cat in the shoes permission. Please do not use any aspect of my designs, ideas or photographs without permission. © All rights reserved.

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www.thecatintheshoe.com
thecatintheshoe [!at] mail.com

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Packages will be shipped by recorded delivery within 1-2 days upon receipt of payment. They will need a signature on arrival.
International orders can take up to 2 weeks to arrive. (Usually, it takes from 4-10 days).
Refunds and Exchanges
I'm sorry I do not offer refunds or exchanges on items.
Additional policies and FAQs
Feel free to contact me at thecatintheshoe [!at] mail.com for custom orders as well as large orders.

If your purchase is a gift and you would like a note attached / gift wrap etc. please inform me via my email and I am very happy to write the note and make the parcel look extra pretty for you!