Ellie Hipkin

Freyelli Textiles

Freyelli Textiles is a collection of original textile artwork, embroidery illustration & homewares. All my work is inspired by the changing colours of the seasons, living by the coast and the South Downs. I mainly hand paint onto cotton fabric adding mono printing with real plants and flowers & free motion embroidery for detail. Capturing the colours of the south coast and the seasons. I also add this technique to vases and cushions. Along with printing my artwork onto greeting cards, fine china mugs and coasters. 


I studied Fashion at Nottingham Trent University and worked in the fashion industry for 12 years. As a designer I travelled extensively, the plethora of cultures and learning many print and embroidery techniques strongly influence my work today. I started my textile artwork about 5 years ago after my first child was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. With the extra care she needed I knew I couldn’t go back to my old job! The name Freyelli is a mixture of her name and mine, life can take you in unexpected directions!

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