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Arra Textiles || Lucy MacDonald

After completing a degree in Design for Textiles at university in both Scotland and Finland, Lucy's textile practice has developed to encompass design, sustainability, digital design techniques and a strong message of environmental protection.

Arra Textiles launched in 2016 and the Textile Artworks Collection launched in 2022 at Collect Open. The designs for both aspects of Lucy's practice have become known for colour, complex woven design and a connection to place.

Past Arra Textiles Collections compromise of a colourful range of designs for the home and body. Each piece is a limited edition and is woven with sustainably sourced natural fibres.

Lucy blends a self-taught heritage tapestry weaving style with contemporary digital woven design, creating an image within an image with complex structures echoing throughout the woven landscapes. Each unique, site specific piece belongs to a location based capsule collection with raw materials, dye plants and inspiration coming from the land they depict.

Over the past few years, her practice has begun to focus on developing intricate, site specific, capsule collections, installation projects and commissions both large scale and small.

If you would like to find out more, please contact lucy@arratextiles.co.uk.

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PRESS, AWARDS, EVENTS AND STOCKISTS

MAKERS OFFERINGS - APPLIED ARTS SCOTLAND EXHIBITION, CUSTOM LANE, EDINBURGH MAY/ JUNE 2023

SNOWBREAKER - EXHIBITION IN ICELAND MAY/JUNE 2023

OS TEXTILE RESIDENCY, BLONDUOS, ICELAND 2023

INCHES CARR CRAFT BURSARY: ESTABLISHED MAKER AWARD 2023

VACMA AWARD, AUTUMN 2022


DECOREX INTERNATIONAL 2022

HOMO FABER GUIDE

JOURNAL FOR SPINNERS, WEAVERS AND DYERS 2022

CLERKENWELL DESIGN WEEK 2022

AN HONEST REPRESENTATION OF THE MODERN MAKER DOCUMENTARY 2022

HOUSE AND GARDEN UK 2022

OUR JOURNEY, THE HUB, SLEAFORD 2022

COLLECT OPEN, COLLECT INTERNATIONAL ART FAIR 2022

CRAFTS MAGAZINE 2022

IACDE 3D TEXTILE SUMMIT 2021

JOE LYCETT'S GOT YOUR BACK CHANNEL 4 2021

ARETACT DESIGN FAIR 2021

VACMA AWARD 2021

BEST NEW WOVEN FABRIC WINNER, INCORPORATION OF WEAVER OF GLASGOW 2021

THE PROFESSIONAL WEAVERS PODCAST 2021

WE ARE MAKERS MAGAZINE 2020


NEW ASHGATE GALLERY, RISING STARS EXHIBITION 2020

HOTHOUSE, CRAFTS COUNCIL 2019

EMERGENTS MAKING PROGRESS PROGRAMME 2017

COUNTRY LIVING MAGAZINE 2017

HANDMADE UK MAGAZINE 2017

COAST MAGAZINE 2017


MODERN RUSTIC MAGAZINE, ISSUE 8 2016

NEW DESIGNERS 2015

HEIMTEXTIL 2014
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