Elizabeth Maynard's Profile

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Enter my shop here:
https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/MaynardMillinery


Hi! I'm Liz. I'm a fully qualified Fashion Designer.

I graduated Manchester Metropolitan University in the U.K. in 2000 after exhibiting at Graduate Fashion Week in London, with a B.A. (Hons) in Fashion.

I am currently living in Southampton, England after a brief stint in the U.S., in the New York Metro Area. Where I had access to some of the best fabric and haberdashery stores.

I've been sewing since I was young. My mum gave me a pair of sharp adult scissors when I was 2 because she was fed up of me trying to cut paper, card & fabric with kiddies safety scissors and not getting anywhere, people thought she was mad, but I never cut anything I…

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  • Female
  • Born on April 9
  • Joined April 19, 2008

Favorite materials

Silk, Rhinestones, Freshwater Pearls, Lace, Wool, Leather, Feathers

Shop

MaynardMillinery
Retro Chic Millinery and Accessories

About

Enter my shop here:
https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/MaynardMillinery


Hi! I'm Liz. I'm a fully qualified Fashion Designer.

I graduated Manchester Metropolitan University in the U.K. in 2000 after exhibiting at Graduate Fashion Week in London, with a B.A. (Hons) in Fashion.

I am currently living in Southampton, England after a brief stint in the U.S., in the New York Metro Area. Where I had access to some of the best fabric and haberdashery stores.

I've been sewing since I was young. My mum gave me a pair of sharp adult scissors when I was 2 because she was fed up of me trying to cut paper, card & fabric with kiddies safety scissors and not getting anywhere, people thought she was mad, but I never cut anything I shouldn't have!
By 5 I was hand sewing, knitting & crocheting.
At 7 my Grandma gave me my first hand sewing machine. From there my first collection of coin purses was born, simple folded designs edged in contrasting handmade binding.
When I was 9 I started to learn Lace Making at an afterschool club.

I love to make things from found materials, but I also love to create the fabrics first, then turn them into something fabulous.

Since graduating with a full working knowledge of design & garment construction, I have taken courses in several other areas including Millinery.

If I don't know how to make something, I purposely go out & find out how to do it.

Therefore I also get easily sidetracked when I see something new & sparkly I just have to try it out! So my shop is full of lots of different gorgeous stuff mainly due to this.

Enjoy rummaging!

Please feel free to check out my blog by clicking on the link below:
http://www.liddesigns.blogspot.com
and to check out more images of my work/colourways/design ideas etc go to my flickr page:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/liddesigns/
also tweet me:
https://twitter.com/liddesigns
add me as a friend on myspace, and find out first about special promo's etc:
www.myspace.com/liddesignsboutique
I also have my own website: www.liddesigns.com

Also find me at:
LiDDesignsSupplies.etsy.com
Handmade supplies & embellishments
and
OuterShell.etsy.com
The clothing label of LiDDesigns

Proud member of the Retro Handmade Etsy Street Team (REST)

Featured in the Gift Guides: Nostalgic Whimsy & Classically Nautical.

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