WIN the softest, most luxurious handwoven wrap or scarf imaginable up to the value of €200 from designer Liz Christy in our Design Sushi Competition! Based on the art of Claude Monet and the landscape of her native Monaghan, these beautiful pieces come in varied colourways and textures. Pick out YOUR choice on the Liz Christy website below and then enter by following us on Facebook or Instagram!
Textile designer and handweaver Liz Christy uses natural materials, beautiful Donegal yarns, specially spun bouclé wool and kid mohair. Liz then uses hand-dyes to create stunningly different colours in the yarns. These contemporary fibre combinations are a signature of Liz Christy designs. Each scarf and wrap is hand-knotted when it comes off the loom and hand-washed to bring out the luxurious softness of the fibre. A Liz Christy creation is a high quality, heirloom piece which, with care and gentle hand-washing, will last for generations.
When I was about 15 years old I discovered Claude Monet. My art teacher opened the windows of wonder for me with his beautiful violet colours and painting style….what a combination and I was hungry to see more of his work. I didn’t know then the path my life would follow, into the world of colour and texture, and that Monet would accompany me along the way. But accompany me he has, and Monet Designer scarves are now my signature collection.
Handweaver Liz Christy
Liz Christy’s Kavanagh Collection features earthy browns and greys, as well as lush greens and rich reds. Inspiration for the colours came from the poetry of Patrick Kavanagh, referencing the stony grey soil of Monaghan, the browns of the ploughed farmland and the greens of rolling drumlins that surround Swallow Studios, just outside Castleblaney in Co. Monaghan.
The colourful Monet Collection is based on French Impressionist artist Claude Monet’s stunningly beautiful paintings of his garden at Giverny. The model is wearing a boucle scarf called ‘Japanese Bridge’ from the Collection in Carnival colourway.