Open Studio invitation to Private view and May Weekend 2019

Come and see Lucy Browns’ New studio and meet Loom !

You are warmly invited to Lucy Browns’ Open Studio weekend at Phoenix Brighton.

Friday 17th May 6-9pm is the Private View and Looms’ Party. All welcome.

And then the studios are open to the public on Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th May 11am – 5pm.

You will find Lucy and her loom on the 3rd floor studio number 3S10. Phoenix Brighton  10–14 Waterloo Place Brighton BN2 9NB


Invitation to studio viewing of ‘the secrets we keep from ourselves…’

Lucy Brown is hosting a public studio work viewing for

‘the secrets we keep from ourselves…’

On Saturday 7th November 2015

12 noon till 5pm at Robertson Yard Studios, 42A Robertson Road, Brighton BN1 5NJ

All Welcome – you are advised to wrap up warm!

Nearest train station; Preston Park – Brighton bus routes; 5 and 5A – On-Street pay and display parking in Robertson Road and surrounding area 1 hour £1 and 2 hours £2.

Please note; Robertson Yard is a private studio complex and not normally open for public visits – there is NO step free access at Robertson Yard. If you require step free access please contact Lucy to discuss your requirements. If you are unable to attend on the 7th then the work can also be viewed by appointment. Please do get in touch if you would like to arrange an individual viewing.

‘the secrets we keep from ourselves…’ was originally commissioned by Nottingham Castle Museum & Art Gallery for ‘Lace Works; Contemporary Art & Nottingham Lace’ Exhibition 2012/13. Over the last year Lucy has been stabilizing the work and completing instalment guidelines ready for ‘the secrets we keep from ourselves…’ to be handed over to ‘her’ new, permanent home; Nottingham’s’ Contemporary Art Textile Collection.

Lucy would like to thank Deborah Dean, Victoria Hobbs and Pamela Wood at Nottingham Castle, Museums and Galleries for their continued support, patience and agreeing to fund the additional studio space to help with the conclusion of ‘the secrets we keep from ourselves…’

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Come and see ‘the secrets we keep from ourselves…’ fill this space!







bit like the emperor’s new clothes……

Since February this year, 2015; been spending long, endless, still hours re-weaving/stitching /adjusting making sure you are lasting and secure for your new home….. it ‘seams’ that this labour does not show, been feeling like I’m pretending to do some work ! … bit like the emperor’s new clothes……Lucy Brown. Detail the secrests we keep from ourselves.... Lucy Brown. Detail the secrets we keep from ourselves Lucy Brown. Detail. the secrests we keep frm ourselves

Jabots and my old machine-made lace high-neck dress (almost vintage)

(my) lace, high- neck dress, size 10, 1980’s St. Michaels; marks & spencer, the skirt of this could be wefted maybe . . .extending white lace warp on ‘shoulders’ to follow through with seams of lace high-neck dress…… evokes the Nottingham Jabots I studied in Nottingham museum’s lace collections, male and female frills to cover, to hide the closure of a shirt, dress or blouse…. Can the white lace warp on shoulders be extended and weft of heather mauve pink skirt added . . . ?

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the secrets we keep from ourselves….

… how to stabilize and where to start with you… I guess the re-tensioning of multi sectioned lace trim warps of…. dark grey first… choices to be made; what to lose, keep hidden and show? Seams, edges, lace trims and hems to be self contained, reliant on warp and weft tensions…

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