Liz Chester has been a tapestry weaver since 1980 when she was taught by the Lyth Tapestry Weavers studio of Caithness in Scotland. She became a professional weaver in 2007 after a 21 year career in engineering.
She produces work for exhibition both locally, nationally and internationally. Liz has also completed commissions both for personal customers and in one instance for a fashion designer. In addition she gives lessons and talks about the art of tapestry.
The work is largely graphic in nature and takes inspiration from her local environment and interaction with her children and friends. She can work in a variety of detail and scale from small domestic works to larger commission pieces using her 2 meter width loom. Tapestry is an old and slow art form which allows the artist time to develop a work of great beauty using colour, texture and pattern. Like all hand made work, it has warmth and soul.
We are delighted to have some of Liz's tapestry pieces on display for sale in the craft centre.