When you literally create colour from the landscape that colour is of the land
The colours that i dye my fibres and wools takes time to take through all the process.
It helps my patience with life , my life and the life around me.
We have been given so much on this earth to work with and nurturing that gift slowly brings a relationship between flora ,fauna and the living soil.
We have had an exceptional warm summer and before we go into the darkness of winter we have had the most spectacular colour show here in the highlands .
The vibrant yellows in the larch , golden hues in the deer grass and the bracken a myriad of oranges and browns.
Subtle colours but alive with a depth you just don't get from artificial , manmade dyes.
These wearable pieces of artwork are inspired by this landscape and it seemed so right to photograph them in that same landscape.
Where i go to often , the beautiful Glen Orchy .
flowing through the landscape that had seen many world calamities , many wars and the mountains remain serene.
Thank you to the lovely Celia for being my model
and great thanks to mother nature for making all of this possible.
I consider myself very fortunate and hopefully my work reflects the joy I have making it .
Have a closer look at these lovely cosy wool scarves and wraps
On one of my journeys to the beautiful Island of Iceland, I saw and fell in love with the beautiful fish skin leather that was tanned there .
Finding buttons as treasures and getting to know the creator of these delights , iI re-found a childhood memory of fishing and trying to create things from the skins.
Then i didn't have the cultural heritage or a mentor who could teach me to hone this ancient skill .
Now i have found the information and the desire to learn and just LOVE creating a strong and useful fabric from a local renewable source.
My first set of creations with the tanned skin is this bracelet and i am working on more designs all the time
view it here http://www.heartfeltbyliz.com/store/p50/fishleatherbracelet.html#/
With the weather getting a little colder , we are all wanting the warmth and comfort of indoor and keeping our feet warm and toasty is a great way of seeing our seasonal confinement through in style and warmth.
We can customise footwear to you specific requirements . That means colour ,size and style .We provide a very personalised service , please contact us for more details .
Felted heart slippers red bead flower
A delightful soft and seamless pair of slippers .Lightweight but so warm and cosy being made from the finest wools and silk.
The edging is hand stitched with a wool finish.
The soles are finished in leather which is hand stitched generously over the edge of the slipper for extra wear and non slip.
The detailed wool hearts on the front of the slipper is beautifully jewelled with glass beads and a delight to look down on .
We have lots of repeat orders from our happy customers and create commissioned slippers in all sizes and colours to order . We do have an extra fee for a commissioned item but we give a very personalised service .