When I was about 15 years old I discovered Claude Monet. My art teacher opened the windows of wonder for me with his beautiful violet colours and painting style....what a combination and I was hungry to see more of his work. I didn't know then the path my life would follow, into the world of colour and texture, and that Monet would accompany me ...
When I was about 15 years old I discovered Claude Monet. My art teacher opened the windows of wonder for me with his beautiful violet colours and painting style....what a combination and I was hungry to see more of his work. I didn't know then the path my life would follow, into the world of colour and texture, and that Monet would accompany me along the way.
But accompany me he has, and this collection of handcrafted scarves is now my signature collection.
My loom was set up in our cottage after some time away from it. I'd ordered my first box of yarn which I excitedly spread on the floor. I sat in the middle of the cones of colour and thought 'what next'. Inspiration came in the form of a book I'd bought about Claude Monet. I draped swatches of coloured yarn across the beautiful Impressionist paints. The muse had struck and continues to inspire me daily as I dye and weave. Hence Wearable Art ~ Inspired by Art
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I like the unconventional combination of a fine cotton warp woven with a woollen weft. The contrast is interesting and is enhanced by the lace weave pattern. For the weft I use true Donegal yarn which is spun in the village of Kilcar. It is the perfect choice of weft to highlight the Monet inspired cotton warp. Beautiful colours with the cosy warmth protect against the Celtic winds.
Beautiful Cerulean Blue, hand-dyed boucle wool is woven into fine cotton warp which is inspired by Monet's Waterlilly paintings.Truly wearable art,inspired by art. A beautiful gift. Hand-woven in Ireland. 180cm x 35cm Gift Boxed Free Shipping
This handwoven Scarf may be worn looped around the neck or draped over the shoulders. Inspired by Claude Monet's 'Waterlily' paintings, the chosen shade is Mardi Gras. This is a vibrant and fun colour which has been hand-dyed here at the studio in Co. Monaghan. Each hank of wool is different so each scarf is unique. 180cm in length and 35cm wide Gift...
Japanese Bridge - Pumkin Orange Handcrafted scarf Inspired by Monet's painting 'Japanese Bridge' in wonderful vibrant colouring which has been dyed by hand here in Swallow Studios. This is a perfect gift to give and to receive. Wear cosily looped with a classic winter coat and long enough to drape around the shoulders for a spring walk. 180cm x 35cm Free...
A true favourite this Irish hand crafted scarf is inspired by Monet's painting 'Valley of the Creuse''. The hand-dyed wool used is 'Purple Desire' and it is a joy for me to dye consisting of my favourite colours. Gift Boxed with free shipping.
This beautiful scarf makes a perfect gift. Inspired by the painting "Agapanthus" by Claude Monet, this scarf is one of my favourites. I have dyed the woollen yarn in graduating shades of moss green, aqua and old rose and named it MoonFlower. The easy to wear colours shimmer across the cotton warp of the scarf. Made in Ireland
Liz Christy signature design, this handwoven scarf is a favourite. The combination of the turquoise tones of the warp with the beautiful hand-dyed pinks and purples of the weft is truely uplifting. Soft and elegant, this scarf is a delightful gift to receive and enjoy wearing. 180cm x 35cm Gift Boxed Free Shipping
Vibrant Liz Christy Handwoven Scarf inspired by one of Monet's Japanese Bridge paintings. The shade of the hand-dyed wool weft used is called Carnival. Together the warp and the weft combine to create a colourful scarf that exudes positive energy. 200cm x 35cm Gift Boxed Free Shipping