Feltmakers Award, 2010 by Lucy

I've had an email from milliner Marisa Groom - her recent collection has been inspired by my work in particular the Forest print. With this she has won 2nd prize at the Feltmakers Award, London. Thanks for letting me know Marisa and congratulations! the hat

Rip-off merchants by Lucy

Even when you try to steer clear of certain paths and set your own standards,   there seems to be someone waiting around the next corner to take your pace,   makes you wonder why you even bothered in the first place.

Firstly in China, soon to seep through the markets into Europe and land in London.

Then in Spain those who say it's their's without shame.

 But when it lands in your own home town, it's then it starts to get you down.   Found not just on a market stall but in an international branded store.

So what can you do when people rip you off?

(A friend's just sent me this interesting link:  'You thought we wouldn't notice'