Liz and her Bluebells

These are some of Mammy’s bluebells that I have growing at the back door of Swallow Cottage. I love to see them coming on as we move away from the yellows of early spring. These are extra special because the came from my mothers garden at home and they are not the native Irish variety. Maybe she set some hyacinth bulbs under the hedge in the front garden and they naturalized, but every year I looked forward to their arrival on their sturdy stems. So to have them growing at my back door now is very precious to me.

Beautiful bluebells in my garden
Every year the Black Island in Castleblayney is covered in swathes of wonderful native bluebells. It is truly a joy to see and smell and reminds me of a bunch collected there and given to me by my husband, on the occasion of our first Anniversary ‘going out’ back in 1989.
The Bluebell Walk at the Black Island in Lough Muckno Castleblayney
So bluebells have a special place in my heart and are a perfect backdrop for photographing my scarves. Over the years we have accumulated some nice modeled shots of the scarves among the bluebells, at The Black Island and at Errybane.
Liz Christy hand woven scarf ‘Morning on the Seine’- Purple Desire
Liz Christy hand woven scarf ‘Water lilies’- Cerulean Blue

Come visit our workshop Swallow Studios in Annayalla. Opening Times- are Monday- Friday 10am- 6pm. To see our beautiful range of handwoven scarves visit our website www.lizchristy.com or our Etsy store

Mother’s Day

This Sunday is Mother’s Day. Why not treat your Mum to a luxurious Liz Christy handwoven scarf. Liz Christy Handwoven in Ireland have a fabulous range of scarves and wraps, Inspired by Art,  available in our shop in Swallow Studios Annayalla. A beautiful hand woven scarf makes a perfect Mother’s Day present.

Beautiful handwoven scarves available from Swallow Studios or from our website

Liz also has beautiful one of a kind wraps available in store. You can also find some of our range on our website. Why not treat your Mum to something extra special this Mother’s Day.

One of a kind wraps available in store or from our website

All our mum’s deserve to be spoiled rotten on this special day. Visit Swallow Studios Annayalla to see our gorgeous range of gifts. Alternatively, check out our website www.lizchristy.com

Trust us, your Mum will love a handwoven Liz Christy scarf!

Plenty of Mother’s Day gift ideas in our shop at Swallow Studios

Swallow Studios Annayalla Opening Times are Monday to Friday 10am-6pm

 

Kavanagh Collection- Part 2

Following on from our recent blog about men’s scarves, our Kavanagh collection is on the shelves and up on our website in time for Christmas shopping for the man in your life. Check out our men’s scarves at www.lizchristy.com

Liz is asked a lot, usually by women, how do you wear a scarf or what is the best way to put a scarf on. Liz had this to say, “Often when a woman tries on a scarf or wrap, she will ask us ‘how should I wear it?’  and we say ‘throw it on, see how it sits and feel what is comfortable’. We then usually demonstrate by putting one on, and show a couple of options on how to ‘wear’ it.  The thing is, you ‘wear’ the scarf. Embrace it rather than tentatively put the scarf around your neck or shoulders.  Be comfortable with your scarf and enjoy letting it make you feel good.”

Men are a whole other ball game Liz says, “We love to watch a man putting on a scarf. Even if he is unsure of ‘how to wear it’, he will generally ‘clasp it’, put it on, tap it and say ‘how’s that?’ and it looks great! If it feels good on, and it is a colour that likes him, he will look fabulous.”

For tips and tricks on wearing gents scarves, check out this article below on men’s scarves and how to tie them.

How to Wear and Tie a Scarf

Liz’s Kavanagh Collection of men’s scarves are available in store at Swallow Studios. Opening times are Monday to Friday 10am- 6pm. Or visit our website www.lizchristy.com

Liz Christy wins 6 months of exposure with Matthews Arts Showcase Initiative

Liz & Paddy Matthews beside the ‘moving billboard’

Some time back I entered a competition to win the opportunity to have a ‘moving billboard’ on one of Matthews Coaches for 6 months. This was part of their newly launched Arts Showcase Initiative. Well I can say I was just thrilled when I received a phonecall from Karen at Matthews saying that I was the latest winner of this brilliant prize. It took me a while to get my head around what this meant…. Liz Christy. Hand-Woven in Ireland and LizzyC Sheep would be featured on a bus which travelled up and down the M1 and into the centre of Dublin four times a day!

We set to work on the art work for the design. And while I knew exactly what it would look like, it was truly amazing to see it ‘in the flesh’ when my husband and I went to the launch recently. To see a 71 seater bus, parked outside The Marshes Shopping Centre in Dundalk with my images and branding on the back was unreal and very exciting.

A big big thank you to Matthews Coaches from Inniskeen in Co. Monaghan for this wonderful prize.