Liz Christy, textile designer and hand-weaver, is inspired by Impressionist painter Claude Monet, and the everyday colours and hues of the changing seasons. Liz is passionate about her work. She uses natural materials, along with specially spun boucle wool which is hand-dyed in Swallow Studios, producing stunningly different colours. The yarns are hand-woven on looms. Each scarf and wrap is hand-knotted when it comes off the loom and then it is hand-washed to bring out the luxurious softness of the fibre. Essentially Liz’s work is high quality, heirloom pieces which with care and gentle hand-washing will last for generations.
“It is a long process”, says Liz, “but I am an artisan, I paint with thread and the loom is my canvas. Each piece is an individual work of art, made with passion to be loved and enjoyed.”
“When I start to weave I never know exactly what the finished piece will look like or how the yarns and colours will blend when they are woven together. It is these creative surprises that happen on the loom which give me great joy in my work. For me there is a touch of the mystical in the finished piece.”