thecatintheshoe

Textile sculptures from re-purposed fabric.

Bournemouth, England · 523 Sales

thecatintheshoe

Textile sculptures from re-purposed fabric.

Bournemouth, England 523 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars
(200)

Announcement   Shop update this evening Wednesday 27th June at 8pm (UK time).

The cat in the shoe is a member of ACID ( Anti Copying in Design). All of the cat in the shoe designs are supported by ACID through their design databank, all design rights and intellectual property rights existing in my designs, products and in images and text are and will remain property of the cat in the shoe. We will treat any infringement of these rights seriously.

Welcome to the cat in the shoe a marvel of hand-made creatures and curiosities.

A world of imagination and possibility expressed through the medium of repurposed materials. Stitched stuffed and embellished by hand.

The cat in the shoe is the creation of Lucy Brasher a self taught textiles artist based in Dorset by the sea, trained in fine art and photography, she found a love for textiles.
'Fabric is a forgiving and flexible medium to work with, it can become anything it wishes even though it began it's life as something else. An old jumper, an unloved leather jacket, a scrap of lace and an offcut of felt. In my mind these could become a whimsical being straight from the pages of a book you read as a child.'

For more information on the cat in the shoe and Lucy's current projects please visit www.thecatintheshoe.com you can also follow the cat in the shoe on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter and Instagram for regular updates.

Announcement

Last updated on 27 Jun, 2018

Shop update this evening Wednesday 27th June at 8pm (UK time).

The cat in the shoe is a member of ACID ( Anti Copying in Design). All of the cat in the shoe designs are supported by ACID through their design databank, all design rights and intellectual property rights existing in my designs, products and in images and text are and will remain property of the cat in the shoe. We will treat any infringement of these rights seriously.

Welcome to the cat in the shoe a marvel of hand-made creatures and curiosities.

A world of imagination and possibility expressed through the medium of repurposed materials. Stitched stuffed and embellished by hand.

The cat in the shoe is the creation of Lucy Brasher a self taught textiles artist based in Dorset by the sea, trained in fine art and photography, she found a love for textiles.
'Fabric is a forgiving and flexible medium to work with, it can become anything it wishes even though it began it's life as something else. An old jumper, an unloved leather jacket, a scrap of lace and an offcut of felt. In my mind these could become a whimsical being straight from the pages of a book you read as a child.'

For more information on the cat in the shoe and Lucy's current projects please visit www.thecatintheshoe.com you can also follow the cat in the shoe on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter and Instagram for regular updates.

Lucy Brasher

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Lucy Brasher

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Updates

Brand new collection. Squirrel cloth doll from vintage fabrics. Cat in the shoe design. Only 1 left.
OOAK Spring bunny in brogues. 2nd in an Edition of only 2 and now the only one left.
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.

My work is available the Llantarnum Grange in wales and regularly exhibited throughout the year at Made by hand contemporary Craft Festivals. please see my website for updates.

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

the cat in the shoe is proud to be a member and support the aims and objectives of the trade organisation ACID (Anti Copying in Design). All the cat in the shoe designs are supported by ACID through their Copyright & Design Databank and ACID Marketplace ."All copyright, design rights and intellectual property rights existing in our designs and products and in the images, text and design of our website / marketing material are and will remain the property of the cat in the shoe. We will treat any infringement of these rights seriously."

Shop members

  • 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 22 May, 2018
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

the cat in the shoe is proud to be a member and support the aims and objectives of the trade organisation ACID (Anti Copying in Design). All the cat in the shoe designs are supported by ACID through their Copyright & Design Databank and ACID Marketplace ."All copyright, design rights and intellectual property rights existing in our designs and products and in the images, text and design of our website / marketing material are and will remain the property of the cat in the shoe. We will treat any infringement of these rights seriously."
Thank You

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

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I don't accept returns, exchanges or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
I'm sorry I do not offer refunds or exchanges on items.
Payment
I accept payment through Paypal.
bank transfer
Shipping
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).
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!
Privacy
This is a very long privacy policy, explaining how I use your information. The short version is I will use your email to contact you about your order or anything else you have requested from me, `i will use your address to post your order too. I will never share your information with anyone else, I have no other parties involved in my business.
but this lot below covers it in greater detail x

This Privacy Policy describes how and when I collect, use, and share information when you purchase an item from me, contact me, or otherwise use my services through Etsy.com or its related sites and services.

This Privacy Policy does not apply to the practices of third parties that I do not own or control, including Etsy or any third party services you access through Etsy.

Information I Collect

To fulfil your order, you must provide me with certain information (which you authorised Etsy to provide to me), such as your name, email address, postal address, payment information, and the details of the product that you’re ordering. You may also choose to provide me with additional personal information (for a custom order or different address etc), if you contact me directly.

Why I Need Your Information and How I Use It

I rely on a number of legal bases to collect, use, and share your information, including:

as needed to provide my services, such as when I use your information to fulfil your order, to settle disputes, or to provide customer support;
if necessary to comply with a legal obligation or court order or in connection with a legal claim, such as retaining information about your purchases if required by tax law; and
as necessary for the purpose of my legitimate interests, if those legitimate interests are not overridden by your rights or interests, such as 1) providing and improving my services. I use your information to provide the services you requested and in my legitimate interest to improve my services; and 2) Compliance with the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use. I use your information as necessary to comply with my obligations under the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use.

Information Sharing and Disclosure

Information about my customers is important to my business. I share your personal information for very limited reasons and in limited circumstances, as follows:

Etsy. I share information with Etsy as necessary to provide you my services and comply with my obligations under both the Etsy Seller Policy and Etsy Terms of Use.
Service providers. I engage certain trusted third parties to perform functions and provide services to my shop, such as delivery companies. I will share your personal information with these third parties, but only to the extent necessary to perform these services.


Data Retention

I retain your personal information only for as long as necessary to provide you with my services and as described in my Privacy Policy. However, I may also be required to retain this information to comply with my legal and regulatory obligations, to resolve disputes, and to enforce my agreements. I generally keep your data for the following time period: 4 years.

Your Rights

If you reside in certain territories, including the EU, you have a number of rights in relation to your personal information. While some of these rights apply generally, certain rights apply only in certain limited cases. I describe these rights below:

Access. You may have the right to access and receive a copy of the personal information I hold about you by contacting me using the contact information below.
Change, restrict, delete. You may also have rights to change, restrict my use of, or delete your personal information. Absent exceptional circumstances (like where I am required to store data for legal reasons) I will generally delete your personal information upon request.
Object. You can object to (i) my processing of some of your information based on my legitimate interests and (ii) receiving marketing messages from me after providing your express consent to receive them. In such cases, I will delete your personal information unless I have compelling and legitimate grounds to continue using that information or if it is needed for legal reasons.
Complain. If you reside in the EU and wish to raise a concern about my use of your information (and without prejudice to any other rights you may have), you have the right to do so with your local data protection authority.

How to Contact Me

For purposes of EU data protection law, I, Lucy Brasher, am the data controller of your personal information. If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact me at thecatintheshoe [!at] mail.com.