ELKA is a woven textile studio based in Winchester, in the heart of Hampshire, where textile designer, Ellie Fisher, produces bespoke hand woven textiles for fashion and furnishing. Whilst she designs and makes scarves, shawls, baby blankets and cushions, much work is commission based, requests are welcomed, and all projects are considered.
I spent a large part of my childhood living abroad and travelling. The vibrant markets of the Middle and Far East triggered my passion for colour, texture and pattern and this influence is expressed through my textiles.
I completed both my BA in Textile Design, specialising in woven textiles, and MA in Design for Textile Futures at Central St Martins College of Art and Design, graduating in 2006.
After graduating, I moved back to Winchester to set up my weaving business which I ran alongside various other projects until September 2015 when I made the decision to give my weaving my full attention. Watch this space!
ELKA, No1 Barn, Red Deer Court, Elm Road, Winchester, Hampshire, SO225AH