Lizzie Houghton trained as a fashion designer and is now a renowned felt maker, specialising in wearable art. A love of colour, pattern, textures, and natural forms combined with luxury natural fabrics are Lizzie Houghton’s greatest inspiration. She makes jackets, dresses, hats, scarves and accessories often incorporating her hand-dyed silk fibres and fleece. Her felt is of a fine drape-able quality and sumptuous colours. She is the author of ‘Creative Feltmaking’, and the acclaimed book 'Felting Fashion' which has just been re-published in paperback. Lizzie has taught her skills throughout the UK, Europe, America, Australia and New Zealand. Her beautiful work is in collections all over the world.
Lizzie will be running a Felt Corsage Making workshop at 10.30 – 1 pm Sunday 16th September in the Education Tent, Walled Garden £18 plus all materials This short course will give an introduction to the exciting and ancient craft of felt making. By combining wool fleece with soap and water, and the gentle manipulation, this magical process will be explained. You will be able to create a beautiful delicate felt flower which may be worn as a corsage or a hair adornment.
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