Liz Spear Handwoven


Dress Shirt: Long w/long sleeves; handwoven cotton and rayon, with hand-dyed, handwoven silk inset fabrics by Neal Howard. ($400)

A friend once gave me the pieces of a bowl he'd turned of rhododendron wood he'd gathered on his land. I made buttons of those beautiful bits of wood, then wove some cloth and made the garments to carry those buttons.

I follow this pattern of experience to make one-of-a-kind, comfortable garments with my handwoven cloth: shirts and jackets designed to wear to the office or with your favorite pair of jeans. My fabrics begin with twelve cones of cotton and rayon yarns, inspired by the colors in a neighbor's faded red barn, a single variegated thread or, perhaps, a wooden button.

2015 Schedule

March 22 - 28 - TEACH Nuno-Felt Collage w/Joanna White - John C. Campbell Folk School, Brasstown NC

April 3 - 8 - EDUCATIONAL DEMONSTRATION - Folk Art Center, Asheville, NC

April 11 - PRESENT Sewing Your Handwoven - Blue Ridge Fiber Guild, Hendersonville, NC

April 16 - 19 - EDUCATIONAL DEMONSTRATION - Arrowcraft Shop, Gatlinburg, TN