Elle is a Textile Artist based in the Midlands UK, born in Canada.
Originally gaining her degree in Three dimensional Design & Silversmithing at Loughborough University, she has since been drawn to larger scale wall art using natural fibres, to adorn private residences and businesses all over the world.
She is especially influenced by rugged coastal landscapes and luscious overgrown woodlands. Which are often explored as a family of 3, all over the UK.
Drawing inspiration from these sources, Elle creates contemporary pieces that embrace the sculptural beauty of irregular patterns found in nature: either literally or in the composition of an abstract piece.
“I want people to look at my work and imagine their favourite place in nature, where they feel calm, completely at peace and the anxieties of everyday life can simply fade away.”
Elle uses the technique of her own self developed signature knot, alongside traditional hand weaving. Weaving on a pin loom, or weaving straight into her handmade frames which are finished to the highest of detail.
Sustainability and preserving our beautiful planet is of utmost importance. All materials used have been thoroughly researched so they are of the finest quality, yet kind to the Earth. Most pieces are also Vegan (some previous pieces contain British Merino wool, where listed).
Fibre: Oeko-Tex Standard 100 certified (no toxic chemicals), 100% Egyptian cotton.
Timber: Sustainably sourced & 100% FSC approved.
Wood finish: Eco friendly ‘Odies Oil’.
Odie’s Oil contains absolutely no toxic chemicals, solvents, catalysts, VOC’s, allergens, or hardeners. (Some previous pieces are Danish Oil, before I discovered Odies Oil)
Packaging: Recycled card stationery. Recycled acid-free tissue paper. Biodegradable Green bubble wrap. Kraft paper tape. Recycled cardboard.