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.

2014 Schedule

September 14 - 20 - TEAM-TEACH with Joanna White - "Nuno-Felt Collage," combining nuno-felt with silk-painting - John C.Campbell Folk School, Brasstown, NC

October 16 - 19 - EXHIBIT - Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands - Asheville Civic Center, Asheville NC

October 24 - 26 - EDUCATIONAL DEMONSTRATION, Weaving - Southeast Animal Fiber Fair, NC Ag Center, Asheville, NC