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Liz Hunt

Inspired by the natural landscape and ancient sites, I create constructed textiles using hand and machine embroidery.  Found objects often embellish my work and develop new storylines.

The techniques used in my textile rarely depart from a blend of slow handstitching and intense machine embroidery to accentuate forms and structures.I occasionally experiment with eco dyeing and use these pieces as focus areas in my work related to landscapes.

I work intuitively with the observed ancient landscape, often drifting into memory and impressions. Soft colours,  hand dyed fabric  and threads inspire me to create images that recall places and events.

I am an exhibiting textile artist with the ‘Exquisite Heritage’ mixed media group . We had exhibitions in 2017 and 2018, the latter at Peterborough Cathedral, and were working towards our next exhibition when the pandemic slowed us down.

I work in a studio at home, but my handstitching is portable and follows me everywhere, travelling with it brings change of perspective, colour and the freedom to change ideas when faced with new imagery is always a delight. I keep sketchbooks with drawings and samplers to refresh ideas. This  year I am a member of and have a piece in their archive after working through one of their workshops. I enjoy teaching, and inspiring others has been a joy during the difficult pandemic time. As a result of this I have textile slow stitch friends in a community that is now world wide to exchange ideas with.


The rhythm, pattern and repetition of hand stitching has accompanied me through the years ,taking various forms in creative textile pieces; in 2D, 3D , costume design and garment construction. My formal background is a Fine Art degree with a PGCE in teaching. I finished my teaching career as a Head of Department that specialised in Textiles.

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Contact name
Liz Hunt

Exhibition address
464 Oundle Road Orton Longueville Peterborough PE2 7DE


Open days

30 June 2024 (10am-4.00pm)
6 July 2024 (10am-4.00pm)
7 July 2024 (10am-4.00pm)
13 July 2024 (10am-4.00pm)

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Open other times by appointment

Demonstrations available

Tuition offered

Garden open for visitors

Refreshments served

Our venue has a large garden which visitors enjoy, with plentiful seating areas and we offer refreshments. Liz offers workshops in textile techniques and demonstrates stitching and machine embroidery.


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