ELKA is a woven textile studio based in Littleton, where textile designer Ellie Fisher produces bespoke hand woven textiles for fashion and furnishing.
Whilst Ellie designs and makes accessories and soft furnishings, much work is commission based, requests are welcomed, and all projects are considered.
They also sell a range of sustainable yarns and fibre, from organic cotton and bamboo, to recycled cotton and naturally dyed linen.
In 2018 Claudia, Ellie’s mum, started working with the business to produce naturally dyed yarns and, in response to an overwhelming demand for workshops, they are now delighted to be offering a range of weaving and natural dyeing workshops.
For those of you unable to attend workshops in person, ELKA recently launched their first online course.
‘Frame Loom Weaving: A Comprehensive Guide to Becoming a Weaver’ is available on its own, or with a weaving starter kit, which includes everything you’ll need to get set up and weaving from the comfort of your own home.
So what are you actually getting? – 20 different sections (pdf’s, all supported by instructional videos), from sourcing materials and setting up the loom, through 10 different weaving techniques and all their variations, to finishing and weaving on a budget. Lifetime access to the course, and a Facebook support group where you can seek advice and share your work in a supportive, creative environment. A tutor with 15 years of weaving experience who is passionate about sharing her love of textiles through teaching.