Zara Ellis' Profile

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Innerspiral is an independent studio based in Somerset, UK run by Zara Ellis.

My life is my art and my art is my life... A self taught maverick out on a limb, I am a feltmaker, art yarn spinner, crochet fiend, hoopdancer, fire spinner, musician and an elf!

ARtWeAR is my unique brand of fibre art hats, clothing and accessories. Designed and created from scratch using hand felting, hand spinning and freeform crochet techniques. Much of the process involved in my work has been dreamed up, evolved and perfected over many years.

My ethos is to make everything of as exceptional beauty and outstanding quality as I possibly can. To never stop evolving. To use only natural fibres, almost exclusively wool (except for the occassional liberal sprinkle of sparkle, of course)…

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  • Female
  • Born on October 17
  • Joined November 8, 2010

Favorite materials

wool fleece, curls, locks, tops, silk, lace, dyes, love, experimentation, daring, magic, art

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Innerspiral
Indie Fibre Art & Design Studio UK

About

Innerspiral is an independent studio based in Somerset, UK run by Zara Ellis.

My life is my art and my art is my life... A self taught maverick out on a limb, I am a feltmaker, art yarn spinner, crochet fiend, hoopdancer, fire spinner, musician and an elf!

ARtWeAR is my unique brand of fibre art hats, clothing and accessories. Designed and created from scratch using hand felting, hand spinning and freeform crochet techniques. Much of the process involved in my work has been dreamed up, evolved and perfected over many years.

My ethos is to make everything of as exceptional beauty and outstanding quality as I possibly can. To never stop evolving. To use only natural fibres, almost exclusively wool (except for the occassional liberal sprinkle of sparkle, of course)

I collaborate with other artists and friends. Avalon from The Seelie Court Faeries is my in house crochet waistcoat designer creator. The insanely amazing crochet genius that is Hannah from OfMars occasionally works with my yarn. Sarah from Kooky (and up-and-coming Spellbound costume design) is my knit specialist.

Sometimes my work is available ready made, pieces where I have followed my muse in creation, these are marked READY to SHIP. I have a large catalogue of work marked MADE to ORDER. All of these pieces are custom made individually. Waiting time is normally between 5 - 8 weeks, however at certain times of year my waiting list grows as there is only one pair of hands here people!

My work is available to buy off the shelf in two shops:

Golden Turtle Trading Centre, Illinois - features a number of other Etsy artisans working in natural fibers as well as a wide range of our work - www.thegoldenturtletradingcenter.com.

Milliners Guild - features a number of up and coming milliners and a range of our hats in both art yarn and felted wools are available to buy there directly - www.millinersguild.com

I sometimes sell live at events in the UK. Check our website to find out details www.innerspirals.com

You can find galleries of photographs and much splendiforousness by liking my Facebook page - facebook.com/innerspiral

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