Text Box: About Liza Adams
Text Box: About the Artist

My name is Liza Adams, I live in New Zealand and I am 30 odd years old.  I have 3 gorgeous children, Samuel is my eldest, he started college last year, loves computers and is now 14.  Amber is my middle girl and our little ballerina, she is now 11.  And Rebecca is 7 and at school, she is just loving it!  We are a family of redheads and each of us enjoys a firey temper to prove it!

We live in the town of Hamilton which is in the North Island, and I work part-time in retail 3 days a week.  Itís a new job and I have to say I am really enjoying it!  Itís nice having a lovely team to work with.  So when Iím not at my Ďday jobí Iím either running the house, looking after the many animals we have or promoting my passion, my little bears!  I find that creating keeps my hands and my mind happy!

How did I get into needle felting?   I went to a local craft show, and there was Barbara Allen (our world famous needle felting author) with her stall of kits and books!  It all started from there, I brought my first little kit, then more wools, then her book and I was pretty much addicted after that!  

That was about 7 years ago and I find I am constantly learning new things, coming up with new ideas and being inspired by interesting new wools and colours!

I exhibited my work in 2006  at my first Doll and Teddy Bear Show here in Hamilton.  It was a great experience and I met lots of lovely people from other stall holders to the public in general!  I have done that show almost every year since and I have won 7 blue ribbons in 2008 and 6 in 2009 as well as a Judges Choice Award. In 2010 I won 3 blues and I went back in 2012 and won Best Original Bear for Primrose as well as 2 blue ribbons for the 2 I entered.  You can see them all on the Award Winning Bears page.

I have exhibited at our biggest craft show in New Zealand, Dunkleys, over the last few years with Tauranga and Hamilton being my big shows for 2012.  It is an amazing experience, so well organised, so many wonderful stall holders to meet and enjoy their amazing creations.  Check out my blog for more info on this years shows!  www.mylittlehandfuls.blogspot.com or visit www.craftshows.co.nz to find out the shows itinerary for the year!

Needle Felting has become my passion.  For 3 years I taught night classes through our schools, I donít know how many lovely ladies I taught to needle felt little bears, but it was so much fun!  I loved to share my passion for this craft with other crafty people, unfortunately funding was lost through our education system, I do run more private classes of my own though!  So if you want to get a group of friends together in the Waikato I can come to you, itís a wonderful, fun day out! 

I am sure that once you get to know my Little Handfuls for yourself, you will be as much in love as I am!  Enjoy your visit and do feel free to drop me a line anytime!

Liza Adams
Email:  littlehandfuls@ihug.co.nz

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