Over thirty years ago, I bought my first loom and set out on a career path as a textile designer and hand-weaver. The ‘Liz Christy ~ Hand-Woven in Ireland’ brand is established and complemented by the LizzyC Sheep brand. It has always been about making a living from my creative skills; turning my love of art, colour and texture into a way of life, designing and crafting soft, colourful, luxurious & desirable hand-woven textiles.
Liz’s love of art and colour is evident as she dyes and weaves her magic.
I love what I do as much as ever and more. Liz Christy Scarves & Wraps are wearable art; hand-dyed, carefully crafted, each is an original with provenance; designed as part of the story of our textiles heritage.
A scarf from the popular ‘Monet Collection’ is always a precious gift to give & receive. From soft and gentle tones to rich, vibrant colourings, these unique scarves are woven, by human energy, with fine cotton & custom spun boucle wool which I hand-dye at Swallow Studios in County Monaghan.
The ‘Kavanagh Range’ is a modern take on ‘bygone days’ as I set out to capture the essence of the great Irish poet, and his relationship with the unyielding Monaghan earth, – the same earth that sparked the muse within.
The luxurious silk and Donegal merino wool of the ‘Renaissance Collection’, combines masculine strength with a feminine lightness of touch – it is warm, stylish and versatile.
The ‘Lunalae Collection, featuring luxury hand-dyed kid mohair, is reminiscent of the ancient Irish neckwear, the Bronze Age Golden Treasures held in The National Museum of Ireland.
All contemporary treasures ~ I design and weave art to be worn & enjoyed ~ Wearable Art Inspired by Art.”