Elka

Contact Name: Ellie Fisher

Elka
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About Elka

Ellie Fisher is a textile designer with a foundation in textiles from Winchester School of Art and a BA and MA from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design.

With over 15 years of weaving experience she is passionate about sharing her love of textiles.

Courses, kits & gifts

In-person
6 Hour Introduction to Natural Dyeing, ELKA Studio, Upper Slackstead, Hampshire
Hampshire - Next course on 16th July 2022
6 Hour Introduction to Natural Dyeing, ELKA Studio, Upper Slackstead, Hampshire
(20)
£130
6 hour 'Introduction to Natural Dyeing' workshop, 10am-4pm, ELKA studio, Upper Slackstead, Hampshire. WHAT TO EXPECT The workshop will teach you the basic principles and practice of natural dyeing using...
Gift
Hand woven dress belt
Hand woven dress belt
£80
A bright and delicate hand woven dress belt in organic cotton and linen. Finished with a brass half moon. Designed and hand woven in our countryside studio, the organic cotton...
Gift
Hand woven dress belt with tassel
Hand woven dress belt with tassel
£85
A stunning and delicate hand woven dress belt in organic cotton and linen. Finished with a brass half moon and tassel detail. Designed and hand woven in our Hampshire studio...
Gift
Hand Woven Scarf 'F*** It #5'
Hand Woven Scarf 'F*** It #5'
£200
This scarf is a genuine one off, there will never be another like it. Handwoven from a huge range of leftover yarns, the 'F*** It' collection came about from being...
Gift
Hand woven scarf 'F*** It #6'
Hand woven scarf 'F*** It #6'
£200
This scarf is a genuine one off, there will never be another like it. Handwoven from a huge range of leftover yarns, the 'F*** It' collection came about from being...
Gift
Hand woven scarf 'F*** It #7'
Hand woven scarf 'F*** It #7'
£200
This scarf is a genuine one off, there will never be another like it. Handwoven from a huge range of leftover yarns, the 'F*** It' collection came about from being...
Gift
Hand woven scarf 'F*** It #8'
Hand woven scarf 'F*** It #8'
£200
This scarf is a genuine one off, there will never be another like it. Handwoven from a huge range of leftover yarns, the 'F*** It' collection came about from being...
Gift
Hand woven scarf 'F*** It #9'
Hand woven scarf 'F*** It #9'
£200
This scarf is a genuine one off, there will never be another like it. Handwoven from a huge range of leftover yarns, the 'F*** It' collection came about from being...
Online on-demand
Introduction to frame loom weaving: a beginners guide
Introduction to frame loom weaving: a beginners guide
£30
This self-paced, online course will give you all the information and knowledge you need to get set up and weaving some basic techniques, and you can do all of this...
Online on-demand
Introduction to frame loom weaving: a beginners guide with weaving starter kit
Introduction to frame loom weaving: a beginners guide with weaving starter kit
£75
This self-paced, online course will give you all the information and knowledge you need to get set up and weaving some basic techniques, and you can do all of this...
Gift
Naturally Dyed Make-up Bag. Handwoven in the UK & sustainable
Naturally Dyed Make-up Bag. Handwoven in the UK & sustainable
£45
A handy boxed bottomed bag with many uses. Designed in Winchester and made in Scotland by a small sustainable manufacturer. Outer: Naturally dyed with onion skins and hand woven, 100%...
Craft kit
Rainy Days Wall Hanging Fibre Pack (Materials & E-book)
Rainy Days Wall Hanging Fibre Pack (Materials & E-book)
£20
This fibre kit contains all the yarn & fibre you'll need to weave your own little rain cloud. Materials (linen warp yarn, plant fibre & naturally dyed linen). E-book instructions....
Craft kit
Rainy Days Wall Hanging Weaving Kit (Loom, Materials & E-book)
Rainy Days Wall Hanging Weaving Kit (Loom, Materials & E-book)
£45
This weaving kit contains everything you'll need to weave your own little rain cloud. Small adjustable frame loom. Pick up stick. Shuttle. Bent tapestry needle. Vintage silver fork (beater). Materials...
Gift
Vintage Kimono Bold Floral & Gold Clutch Bag. Made in the UK & sustainable
Vintage Kimono Bold Floral & Gold Clutch Bag. Made in the UK & sustainable
£76
This classic, versatile, rounded pouch can be used as a purse, tool case or even as an evening clutch. Designed in Winchester and made in Scotland by a small sustainable...
Gift
Vintage Kimono Bubblegum Pink Large Coin Purse. Made in the UK & sustainable
Vintage Kimono Bubblegum Pink Large Coin Purse. Made in the UK & sustainable
£35
A handy little bag with many uses. Designed in Winchester and made in Scotland by a small sustainable manufacturer. These bags are made from genuine vintage fabric which has been...
Gift
Vintage Kimono Golden Wave Weekend Bag with Detachable Strap. Made in the UK & sustainable
Vintage Kimono Golden Wave Weekend Bag with Detachable Strap. Made in the UK & sustainable
£86
A handy, large boxed bottomed bag with many uses. Perfect for weekends away. Designed in Winchester and made in Scotland by a small sustainable manufacturer. These bags are made from...
Gift
Vintage Kimono Red Cherry Blossom Pouch/Clutch/Purse. Made in the UK & sustainable
Vintage Kimono Red Cherry Blossom Pouch/Clutch/Purse. Made in the UK & sustainable
£43
This classic, versatile, rounded pouch can be used as a purse, tool case or even as an evening clutch. Designed in Winchester and made in Scotland by a small sustainable...
Online on-demand
✨40% SALE✨  (was £180) Frame loom weaving: A comprehensive guide to becoming a weaver - online course PLUS kit
✨40% SALE✨ (was £180) Frame loom weaving: A comprehensive guide to becoming a weaver - online course PLUS kit
(1)
£108
This self-paced online weaving course plus starter kit will give you all the information and knowledge you need to become a confident frame loom weaver, and you can do all...
Online on-demand
✨40% SALE✨ (was £130) Frame loom weaving: A comprehensive guide to becoming a weaver - online course
✨40% SALE✨ (was £130) Frame loom weaving: A comprehensive guide to becoming a weaver - online course
£78
This self-paced online course will give you all the information and knowledge you need to become a confident frame loom weaver, and you can do all of this from the...

Reviews

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Introduction to Frame Loom Weaving at The Bristol Artisan (Course inactive)

In-person
Rebecca Pitt - - #17409

Great introduction to weaving. Ellie was a really friendly teacher, and the venue was beautiful. The yarns that Ellie supplied were really varied and beautiful, which made it easy to be creative. I'd recommend this course!

Response from Elka:

Hi Rebecca, I'm so glad you enjoyed the workshop. I loved your weaving! Thank you for the lovely review :)

Introduction to Frame Loom Weaving at The Bristol Artisan (Course inactive)

In-person
claudine cullimore - - #17416

It was a wonderful evening workshop. Both informative and enjoyable. We learned the basics of weaving and had enough time to create our own small wall hanging choosing from a great selection of materials provided by Ellie. I would definitely do more workshops.

Response from Elka:

Hi Claudie, thank you so much for the review. It was great to meet you and i'm very glad you enjoyed the workshop.

Introduction to Frame Loom Weaving at The Bristol Artisan (Course inactive)

In-person
Jane Rankine - - #17421

Ellie is a lovely and enthusiastic tutor and I really enjoyed the workshop. My only suggestion would be perhaps not to offer drinks straight away so that she is on hand to welcome everyone and find out what made people want to come to the class and find out names. Once everyone got started there was a natural break to go and make teas etc. The choice of materials was excellent as was the equipment provided. I'm sure anyone wishing to learn a bit about weaving would benefit from this workshop.

Response from Elka:

Hi Jane thank you very much for the review. Apologies for being on tea duty when you arrived. I like to offer everyone refreshments on arrival as some have traveled several hours to get there. I have taken your comments on board and will make sure everyone has been introduced properly moving forwards. It was great to meet you and I'm glad you enjoyed working with all the materials.

Introduction to Frame Loom Weaving at The Bristol Artisan (Course inactive)

In-person
Anon - - #17508

I really enjoyed the course and learnt a lot - so that I can use the loom I bought from the course.
And the back-up afterwards was great too.

Response from Elka:

Thank you so much for the review :) Happy weaving!