Meet the Maker: Artisan Designs

It’s time to say “Hello!” to another very talented designer-maker featured in the Bustle & Sew Magazine, this time Lucy Layland of Artisan Designs ….


Artisan Designs is a small design studio producing stylish products inspired by nature, wildlife and the countryside as well as happy whimsical designs inspired by childhood. Lucy’s products are carefully handcrafted from quality materials and to ensure originality of design she uses her own illustrations, embellishments, collage and photography. Lucy is a such a multi-talented lady, who creates not only beautiful artwork, but also stitches the most exquisite little felt ornaments.  If you’d visited me this Christmas you would have seen one of her pretty little robins hanging near the top of my tree ….


And her beautiful elephant pincushions are almost irresistible ….Image2

I am just (but only just) resisting the temptation to make this little fellow all my own, I just love the way Lucy has used applique and  embelishment to such great effect.  Excitingly, when we interviewed her for the magazine, Lucy told us that she’s currently designing new characters to add to her felt family, so more whimsical embroidered animals will be appearing in the coming year.  She’s also working on some nature inspired illustrations which I plans to get printed onto fabric for a brand new range of accessories and home ware.  Lots to look forward to I think!


I know – her work is absolutely meticulous, so neat and even. I am full of admiration x


I purchased some Robins from Artisan Designs before Christmas, they arrived very quickly and they are truly beautiful with the most delicate and intricate detail. I arranged them on a small twig tree as a table arrangement and everyone who visited over the Christmas period loved the robins, one lady contacted Artisan Designs and ordered two for herself for next year!


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