With a focus on interiors and fashion, embroidery has long been a tenet of Lee’s work. She’s collaborated with and crafted one-off pieces for labels Luella and Giles Deacon, as well The Strokes and Courtney Love.
Bringing traditional and modern techniques and together, Lee’s re-contextualises architectural shapes, bold colours and iconography to create a totally fresh voice.
Laura’s design brings together the uplifting colours of the rainbow with a hand embroidery technique. Placed to look like tiny studs, the hand embellished design is brought to life with a multi coloured tassel on the strap.
JMD: Who is your greatest creative inspiration?
LL: Archie Brennan (1931-2019). He studied drawing at Edinburgh College of Art, he is one of Britain's most unrecognised pop artists which must be because of his chosen medium of tapestry. The Dovecot studio are raising funds to exhibit a restrospective of his great artist work if interested please donate at @artfund.
JMD: When do you feel most creative?
LL: To be honest, always, I don't have an off button for my creativity.
JMD: When do you know something is finished?
LL: I know I'm finished when the image in my headis in front of me in textiles