Women Who Create / Lucy Davidson

According to fb I met Lucy 4 years ago this week at a workshop at our old studio space in Brighton. This meeting led to some seriously inspirational tea dates and an amazing ice cream cone filled window display at the HQ! We love Lucy’s work ethic and fun yes chic craft style and were so happy when she agreed to join us on the blog this week.

Tell us a little about your background… 

I’m a graphic designer by day but my real passion is running my blog Peas and Needles which is where I get make all sorts. Its where I get to fulfiI my love for interiors and all things handmade. I have created tutorials for the likes of Mollie Makes and have had various project published. I am also a self taught weaver and I now teach weaving classes in and around Brighton.

Do you have creative habits or rituals within your work that help you stay focussed and happy? 

I like to drink coffee and listen to good music. Its not very original but it really helps. I also love to pick the materials to use. That’s my favourite part.

What two things can’t you live without? Wool (the good stuff) and potatoes. I love all kinds of potato.

What is your biggest source of inspiration?

I think living in Brighton is pretty ace, there is always so much on and so much to see. I’m surrounded by creative people and its so great.

What is the meaning of ‘creativity’ to you? 

Having the freedom to create and play. Combining the materials that I love using my hands. Craft is a daily habit of mine so it’s a natural feeling and I think I would go a bit crazy without out.

If you could collaborate on a creative project or idea with anyone… who would it be & why?

I would love to design the Anthropologie window displays. That would be epic.

Do you have a favourite piece of equipment that inspires your day to day process? 

My loom. I love my looms, I have quite a collection now. Even one my Dad made which is mega.

What is the best thing about working for yourself?

The freedom and how each day is different. I like variety, its how I stay inspired.

What is your proudest creative moment in your journey so far?

I would say being asked to exhibit some of my weaves in Tokyo, Japan. Also becoming the new designer for 91 magazine. It’s been a pretty big year already and its only February.

You can find Lucy on Facbook here! And we strongly suggest you follow her wonderful creative antics. Next time on the #womenwhocreate interview series we will be talking to Leigh Jennings of InTwosAndThrees about her almost  iconic swear word embroiderys!

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