Beautiful Products

Handmade by me

with unique fabrics

Woven by my sister

What I do

Design

I design every product myself but I’m often inspired by friends and fellow designers and makers.
I like to play around with colour, texture and shape and sometimes incorporate applique or other creative techniques in the design. I really enjoy the creative process and pride myself on my attention to detail and quality.

Make

Every product I sell is handmade personally by me.
From my workshop in Billericay Essex, I use a variety of carefully selected natural fabrics including silk, wool and some vintage, but mostly I use 100% wool tweeds which are woven in Wales by my sister. Her tweed is unique, beautiful, soft, hardwearing and lovely to work with.

Sell

I sell online through my Etsy shop, in a few selected outlets and mostly at high quality craft and design shows. See my Events page for information on where I will be this year.

About Me

Hi  I'm Liz Kemp and welcome to my website.

To learn more about me, why I started Lizzington and what I do please read on or watch my video.

I spent most of my life working in local government until I was made redundant in 2011. After the initial shock of redundancy I decided to look on the positive side and do something I have always wanted to do - start my own business. I have been sewing for as long as I can remember, making clothes, curtains, cushions - you name it, I've had a go at making it! I was mostly taught by my mum, who is my greatest inspiration.

When I was a child my mum would sit at her industrial sewing machine creating all sorts of amazing things, from fabulous clothes to soft toys and stunning pantomime costumes. Sadly she passed away in the summer of 2008, and I felt she had left me a great talent and ability that I wasn't using. I started evening classes and after 2 years achieved a City & Guilds distinction in Soft Furnishings. With the confidence of the qualification, and the encouragement of my tutor and friends, I decided to turn my hobby and learning into a business. Taking my nickname as my business name, I created Lizzington.

I am also greatly inspired by my sister, who trained as a designer pattern cutter and now weaves the most beautiful cloth, which she makes into fabulous coats and jackets http://www.designerweavingco.co.uk. Luckily I get the opportunity to use some of her wonderful fabrics in my products.

This is me as a baby with my fabulous sister     and here we are a little older but still as close.

             

Thanks for visiting my website. Please have a look at my online shop or come and see my at an event 

Liz

 

 

 

 

Video 2.5 minutes

Gallery – Here are some examples of my products

Events I will be attending this year

  1. RHS Malvern Autumn Show

    29/09/2018 - 30/09/2018
  2. Art Unequalled

    27/10/2018 - 28/10/2018
  3. Ely Cathedral Christmas Gift and Food Fair

    14/11/2018 - 17/11/2018
  4. Essex Guild Crafts for Christmas

    01/12/2018 - 02/12/2018
  5. The Made in Essex Show

    01/12/2018 - 02/12/2018
  6. British Crafts for Christmas

    08/12/2018 - 09/12/2018
  7. British Crafts for Christmas

    15/12/2018 - 16/12/2018

Look out for my stand. Come & say hello!