Lucy trained in art and textiles and was always drawn to bright colours when she worked with fabric and stitch. Her textile career was temporarily put on hold when she became a Mum to small children, until one momentous Tuesday afternoon when she decided to experiment with a ball of yarn and a metal hook. Teaching herself to crochet using a small book, she managed to produce one very wobbly granny square which was the starting point for her homespun, self taught crochet journey.
In 2008, after relocating to a new town and finding herself rather lonesome with her crochet hook, Lucy started writing her blog Attic24 as a way of connecting and sharing her passions with other like-minded creative souls. She began to design and share her own designs and Attic24 gradually became known as a go-to place for easy crochet patterns featuring picture heavy step-by-step tutorials written in plain English.
Eight years on, and Attic24 continues to offer an appealing mix of personal lifestyle, crochet patterns, and creative inspiration, with more than a million followers calling in to share Lucy’s colourful, cheerful chatter every month. Her Attic24 Facebook page has also gathered a loyal following with more than 400k fans.
She writes and designs for magazines such as Simply Crochet and Mollie Makes and teaches crochet workshops from her small studio above a local café. During the past two years her crochet designs have been made into a range of colourful kits which have become popular all over the world. Lucy is also one of the organisers of Yarndale, a creative yarn festival held every September in her home town of Skipton on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales.