Swallow Studios is the name given to Liz Christy’s hand-weaving workshop in Annayalla, Co Monaghan. When Liz and her husband Pat bought their cottage in 1991, swallows had taken up residence in the out houses, hence they called it Swallow Cottage. So when the workshop was built beside the house in 2004, it inherited the name and Swallow Studios came into being, as a colourful gem surrounded by rolling hills and hidden lakes. Over the years since, it has become an attraction for visitors to the area and Liz is always delighted to welcome tourists to see how her scarves are hand-woven.
The world loves sheep and in 2009 the LizzyC Sheep Gift Collection was launched by Liz. Designed and crafted by hand in Ireland, LizzyC Sheep are a quirky flock of colourful sheep gifts, guaranteed to make you smile. Each sheep is hand-woven with specially spun wool in colours dreamed up by Liz at her dye pots. They are real little characters and have travelled far and wide, to homes across the world.
Brooch pins, key chains, fridge magnets, hanging ornaments and the latest addition to the flock, The Ramblin’ Sheep, are available to buy at the studios as well as the best craft shops throughout the country and beyond, and of course you can buy online too.