Roots

An exploration of the sentimentality of craft.

Inspired by the current revival of the Arts and Crafts movement, Roots explores, through the medium of needlework, how craft can and must evolve in order to survive.

Using skills passed down from the generations before her, Lucy defies the sentimentality and preciousness of tradition by breaking it apart and revealing the imperfections behind the carefully crafted outer layer.

While holding onto her roots, which can be seen through the interpretation of traditional Welsh print, this collection extracts from the past and challenges how traditional can be reimagined.