Lenham Needlecraft & The Art of the Needle
Liz Tapper -
hand embroiderer, designer & tutor
I am a professional hand embroiderer, having trained for three years at Hampton Court Palace as an apprentice at The Royal School of Needlework,
where I achieved a First Class qualification in 1998.
During this time I was taught many different techniques of traditional and decorative hand embroidery, such as canvas stitches, canvas shading, crewelwork, blackwork, whitework, goldwork and silk shading, as well as many other techniques. I was also trained in the restoration and conservation of delicate
antique textiles and embroideries.
I have worked on commissions for Harrods, Lulu Guinness, Monsoon and for television, as well as for London Fashion Week and on numerous private commissions. My work has been featured on the BBC and the interview can be seen here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-60439717
I design my own embroidery kits & embroidered art, which are sent all over the world, work on a wide range of commissions and teach for the Royal School of Needlework, former Embroiderers’ Guild branches, South West Embroiderers' groups and other embroidery groups, as well as running my own private classes
both in person and online.
I live in Somerset in the UK and am a Member of the Somerset Guild of Craftsmen and the Society for Embroidered Work.