New Liz Christy product-ranges launch at Showcase 2015 ~
‘Renaissance Collection’ & ‘Inspired By…..’
Liz continues to pay homage to her home county’s heritage with her luxury ‘Renaissance Collection’. Beautifully handwoven with silk and merino-wool, these new designs look to the lace-making traditions of County Monaghan for inspiration. ‘Carrickmacross Lace’ from the south and ‘Clones Lace’ from the north of the county, fuse with Liz’s long time interest in traditional lace weave drafts. The result is a rebirth for this wonderful story of local craft heritage as Liz brings these contemporary designs to the modern marketplace. The Renaissance Collection combines masculine strength with a feminine lightness of touch – warm, stylish and versatile.
The ‘Inspired By…..’’ is the second of Liz’s new product ranges to launch in January 2015. Liz’s love of art and colour is evident as she dyes and weaves her magic. She is well known for her Monet inspired scarves, always a welcome and precious gift.
This new range stems from Liz’s on-going love of the paintings of Claude Monet who was greatly influenced by the English painter Joseph Turner. Both of the artists loved light and colour. Born in 1775, Turner was an English Romantic landscape painter, water-colourist and printmaker. His work is regarded as the Romantic fore-runner to Impressionism. He was called the Painter of Light. Turner died in 1851 when Monet was just eleven years old but the influence of Tuner can be clearly seen in much of Monet’s work.
They both have similar play on light and fog. Currently the subject of a Mike Leigh film, Mr Turner, Joseph Turner was way ahead of his time. His impressionistic use of colour was often frowned on in his day but his brilliance finally won through. Liz Christy’s interpretation of Monet and Turner plays on their colours and hues. The end result is yet more beautiful works of wearable textile art in this new ‘Inspired By….’ Collection.