LIZ HEWITT www.celticstitch.co.uk Liz is a well-established artist who has exhibited throughout the UK, for the last 20 years as a solo artist and as a member of several groups. Liz’s creative journey began at an early age and she has been stitching in one form or another ever since. In the mid 90’s her creative journey took a more central role after ill health forced her to retire as a diagnostic radiographer. After retirement she studied art and textiles through various courses. Since being diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome working with cloth has become an essential part of her life, as when cloth is stitched and embellished, it embodies her thoughts and emotions, and becomes a healing process. Cloth being the silent companion of us all; used to protect, comfort and decorate. Liz is inspired by nature in particular, the relationship between trees and humanity Instagram: Stitchliz which has led Liz to research the Celtic mythology of trees, and the Celts belief that man must live in harmony with nature. Her work draws on this belief, and focuses on how trees can soothe, inspire and sustain us, both physically and spiritually. Liz’s recent work has been using Eco printing with windfall leaves and Eco friendly natural dyeing techniques, to imprint cloth. Each piece revealing the beauty of real leaves and the dyes bound within plants. Liz is currently looking at ways of recording how our industrial past has marked the landscape. Tea or saltwater is being used to stain transparent fabrics, worn but loved old fabrics and papers with rusty items collected as she walks the landscape of Devon & Cornwall. These fabrics are then layered and stitched to create maps of marks, documenting the effects the Tin mining industry has had on the landscape and its people.
Deep in the Heart of the Seam II A record of the marks left on the Devonian & Cornish landscape by the Tin Mining industry. Rusty washers and other rusty found objects collected as I walked through the area and sea water were used to stain West African strip cloth. Strips of mud cloth with appliquéd vintage linen were added, stitched with the marks found within the ruined buildings, rusting machinery and lode.
Rapture lookbook. She is fearless & sophisticated. She dares to wear bold prints with bright hues of lemon, red & blue. She loves to be raptured by the beauty in everything she sees and wears her heart on her sleeve.
The stunning custom-made fireplace and over mantel create an elegant focal point in the living room and are flanked with a pair of matching white bookcases. Read more on page 80.
Inside the December issue, we have the latest from the world of interior design. John Demsey, the cosmetics kingpin, opens the doors to his debonair and exhuberant New York townhouse. Thomas Messel, a renowned furniture designer, has carefully adapted his quintessential English manor to accommodate his family and provide the perfect setting for his art and antiques. A derelict barn is turned into a beautiful £2m Swiss Chalet. A Virginia Design Project provides the perfect backdrop for vintage furnishings. A review of Tim Gosling’s brand new book, ‘Classic Contemporary, the DNA of furniture design’. Brent Cooper, from Simon Horn, gives advice on choosing a feature bed and Joanna Bibby, from Ochre, talks about the lure of leather. Also included is the brand new Ana Barreto catalogue, a company who has been creating exceptional furniture and interiors for over twenty years.
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