Following an early interest in hand embroidery, Liz Tapper went on to study on the RSN Apprenticeship, graduating with a First Class qualification in 1998.
Since graduating, Liz has undertaken commissions from Harrods, Lulu Guinness, Monsoon, the Brompton Oratory in Kensington and for London Fashion Week, as well as setting up exhibitions for the Embroiderers’ Guild and demonstrating for the Heritage Crafts Association. She has also conserved and restored a variety of embroidered textiles, including a set of 17th Century church vestments, a 200 year old Metal Work cushion and a 500 year old set of tapestry hangings.
Liz teaches at venues around the country for the RSN, for embroidery and textile groups and privately. She also designs and sells embroidery kits, embroidered art and a range of haberdashery through her company ‘Lenham Needlecraft & The Art of the Needle’
Liz has a love of antique textiles, Whitework in particular and has a small but growing collection of christening gowns, as well as several other heirloom items.
She is a member of the Society for Embroidered Work and of the Somerset Guild of Craftsmen.