Liz Chester

I originally learned to weave tapestry in 1980 with the Lyth Tapestry Weavers in Caithness in Scotland (now defunct) as part of a community project. After a 21 year career in IT I took redundancy and became a self-employed, professional tapestry weaver in 2008.

I teach occasional weaving courses and give talks and presentations about tapestry weaving to interested groups. I am a member of the Suffolk Craft Society and the British Tapestry Group. I have exhibited in juried exhibitions locally, in the UK and overseas and have produced commissioned work for customers in the UK and Norway.

My work is to my own design. I choose woven tapestry because I love the medium for its texture and colour. It is a two-dimensional sculpture created from raw materials and not merely a decoration.

Suffolk, UK
Instagram: @liztheweaver
Open Studio: 9 Elsmere Road, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP1 3SZ
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