Summer School in Cornwall August 2013
The summer school is being held in Marazion,near Penzance, Cornwall from Friday 26th July to Tues 30th July. The emphasis will be on dyeing silk chiffon, habotai and other qualities of fabric and wool fibres, using both dip dyeing and shibori [tied resist dyeing] techniques, to create, by piecing and layering, beautiful textured and accessories. Lizzie will instruct and reveal her methods of creating garments.On the Sunday there will be a workshop with Sue Dove, Art work for Textiles. Students have previously enjoyed this course immensely.
The cost of the course, which includes all materials,lunches, teas, coffee and an evening social with food, will £335. There is a wide range of Bed and Breakfast accommodation to suit all budgets in Penzance. Lists can be provided on request. Email Lizzie for a booking form. 12 places
only. This course is now full.
The course fee is £335 and will include some silk fabrics and fibres, lunches and an evening social buffet.
Please contact Lizzie for booking and further information.
My book was published in May 2009 and has received excellent reviews.It guides the beginner through the simple processes of making felt jewellery and embellishing felt with fabrics to make sumptuous surfaces. For the more experienced felt-maker there are 3-dimensional projects making hats and guiding you through the processes of making seamless garments.Emphasis is put on inspiration and designing your own fabulous jacket or accessory. Patterns and measurements are given as guidance.
Felting Fashion is £18.99 and available from me. PP to the UK is £3.00
Creative Felting published by: Gaia - November 2007 - ISBN 978-1-85675-208-4 Lark Books - January 2008 - ISBN 978-1600592249
This is a book to inspire feltmakers with lots of ideas taken from nature.It is full of colour, with beautiful photographs. There is clear and detailed step-by-step instructions for 10 different felting techniques, to encourage
experimentation and embellishment in feltmaking.
For a signed copy send a cheque for £12.99 Plus £2p.p to Lizzie Houghton, 90 Poppleton Rd, London, E11 1LT. Please state who you would like the book dedicated to.
A love of colour, pattern, textures, and natural forms combined with luxury natural fabrics are Lizzie’s greatest inspiration. She creates ‘one off’ jackets, hats, scarves, cushions and other decorative items, incorporating her printing, dyeing and machine embroidery skills.
currently experimenting widely with hand rolled felt and Nuno felting techniques with the addition of silks and velvets. She exhibits widely and
sells her Wearable Art throughout the UK and Europe.
Lizzie Houghton trained as a Fashion Designer, has a City and Guilds qualification in Creative embroidery. She mostly works with felt making
these days and runs her own workshops in feltmaking and dyeing.from her studio in Leytonstone, East London, on the edge of Epping Forest where
she lives. She is sometimes available to teach at other venues about the country. This year, 2010, Lizzie makes her forst teaching trip to America to the Midwest Felting Symposium in July.