BA (Hons) Textiles graduates have been talking to AUB after their London summer shows. Here Lucy Ilsley discusses her work

Can you tell me about your final work?

My project was inspired by anxiety, a big topic at the moment. A lot of people are talking about mental health and I wanted to create textiles that distract people away from their worries. I used techniques like UV printing and laser cutting. I do mixed media and I mainly work with leathers and plastics. I like working with them because they are reflective. I think the shine is very distracting which makes me feel relaxed. Even though you can see it’s quite bright, I feel that makes you feel more happy and positive.