Liz Spear – Handwoven Art to Wear
Handweavers Guild of Boulder
April 2022 Day & Evening Program
Liz Spear is a maker of handwoven fabrics, and more recently has been incorporating nuno felt into her designer creations as well as surface design fabrics from fellow fiber artists. These collaborations, known as Liz Spear & Friends invigorate her creativity and emphasize the one-of-a-kind nature of her clothing. She exhibits these garments mostly in North Carolina as well as the HGA Convergence conference.
She grew up in Minnesota, in the Mississippi River Valley attending Winona State and St. Cloud State University. She became a full- time craftswoman in 1978, working with clay. While in Iowa she made “pots” in the Earthworks studio of Alexander. During that time her weaving interests prompted her to collect yarn, threads, fabrics, looms and begin weaving a few rag rugs. In 1992, Liz attended Haywood Community College’s Professional Crafts Program in Western North Carolina, where she developed her studio practice of weaving yardage and cutting and sewing that yardage into comfortable, classic garments for women.
Liz spends part of each year teaching and mentoring students through workshops and demonstrations. She is a member of Southern Highlands Craft Guild. She has taught at John C. Campbell Folk School, Penland School of Craft, and Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts.
More of Liz’s work can be viewed at lizspearhandwoven.com
Photo & Credits: Liz Spear
- April 11, 2022 – Day Guild Meeting 10:00 am
Run…away Fashion from the Hands of Makers
A trunk show of inspiration
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- April 12, 2022 – Night Guild Meeting 7:00 pm
Composing and Combining Textiles
An evening chat with Liz
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