Lucy Tiley

Student / Textile Art Category

"I encourage this idea of haptic sensibility and having that physical connection to a piece"

— Lucy Tiley
Mentor – Daniel Heath

My collection is based around aerial views, and the organic textures found in nature. The main body of my piece is a digitally printed velvet, the pattern being an original painting of mine. As an embroiderer my practice stems from the exploration of tactile properties essential to textiles through a collection of structures, processes and materials. I have used appliques to pick out exciting paint marks and enhance the colour and shapes, for these I primarily used traditional goldwork and crewel work embroidery techniques. For the textural stool top I have used a mixture of gold work, wool roving a wool turkey rug stitch.

I have brought the materials together in order to create a visually assertive, fully embellished fabric that has become an interiors collection. I wanted to use a bold and rich colour pallet to create impact and allow people to experience our Landscapes in a nonconventional way, I wanted to evoke the want to touch and manipulate a connection between a person, the chair/stool and the outdoor world.
My work is a combination of bespoke hand embroidery mixed together with more contemporary processes to create maximum texture.

My knowledge of traditional hand embroidery techniques allows me to be technically impressive to create striking high-end pieces for interior spaces I create pieces that you want to touch, a want to be a part of the piece, I encourage this idea of haptic sensibility and having that physical connection to a piece.

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Lucy Tiley - image from the official 2020 Prize shoot
Lucy Tiley - supporting image
Lucy Tiley - supporting image
Lucy Tiley - image from the official 2020 Prize shoot