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Liz Evans

 

 

Liz has worked in the textile arts since the eighties, chiefly in hand and machine embroidery, custom design fashion and traditional millinery. Felt has been her principal art medium since 1990 when she discovered this ancient technique and was fascinated by the versatility and excited by the possibilities it offered.

Continuing to explore the medium, Liz has always enjoyed the challenge offered by the creation of three-dimensional felt works. This led her naturally back millinery, making hats both as fashion items and as wearable sculptured art. In recent years her fascination has been for more abstract vessel forms and baskets.

Liz has exhibited widely and regularly tutors, passing on her knowledge and love of felting as an expressive medium.

Artwork by Liz Evans

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Blue Hat - 100% handcrafted wool felt.  Classically styled wool felt hat, featuring hand stitching and contrasting felt trim.
Random Woven Basket - 100% handcrafted wool felt.  Woven pre-felts, hand stitched then wet felted.
Red Pot - 100% handcrafted wool felt.  Coiled pre-felts, hand stitched, overlaid with fleece and wet felted.
Traveller's Coat 1 - 100% handcrafted wool felt, resin buttons.  Inlaid pre-felt symbols and hand stitching, this piece can be either a wall piece or twisted and buttoned into a coat.
Traveller's Coat 3 - 100% handcrafted wool felt.  Pieced pre-felts and hand stitching, this piece is worn as a wrap.
Urban Nights - 100% handcrafted wool felt, inlaid with silk fabric, hand stitching.
Winter Flames Hat - 100% handcrafted wool felt, inlaid with silk fibre.  Turned up hat with detachable felt 'flame' trim.