Mollie Makes Award


Name: Lucy Turner

Title: Creative Abstraction

Course: Textile Design

University: Leeds Arts University 


Lucy Turner’s work impressed the Mollie Makes’ judges with her playful use of colour and abstract shapes to reflect how childlike play through art has a positive impact on mental health.


Create an artwork to accompany a feature on the positive impact craft has on mental health.

Show us your journey from initial idea to final concept, whether that includes notes, sketches, mock ups, or moodboards. We want to hear the inspiration behind your finished design, see your creative process, and feel the urge to pin your print up on our walls.


‘Creative abstraction’ investigates how childlike play through art can be beneficial for adults’ well-being. This project focuses on children’s craft supplies imagery with simple sketches and cut and paste shapes and random doodles that create a ‘fun print story’. As Lucy Turner’s designs developed so did her colour palette, and she knew that this project would include a large colour palette due to the chaotic nature of the designs, but she wanted to ensure that she had a cohesive colour palette throughout the collection.



  • A paid opportunity to design the Papers or Good Read illustration in Mollie Makes.
  • A full page feature in Mollie Makes.
  • A Q&A feature on the Mollie Makes website.
  • A takeover on the Mollie Makes Instagram account, reaching over 150K followers.