Hello! My name is Ella Gordon and I am a textile maker. Born, bred and based in Shetland, Scotland. I take my inspiration from the culture and history that surrounds me here. The unique surroundings and colours have always inspired my work, whether it was my family here, my culture or the strong textile heritage we have.
In 2012 I graduated from the Shetland College with a BA with Distinction in Contemporary Textiles, I mainly focus on knitted textiles which I make either by hand or using my knitting machine. I used to make Crofthoose Cushions to sell (and may again!) but this blog now mainly features my hand knitting and designing. I also work at Jamieson & Smith (Shetland Woolbrokers) a only true maker of Shetland Wool from Shetland.
This blog is a place for me to talk about my knitting (machine and handknitting), inspirations and life in Shetland as a contemporary textiles maker, I hope you enjoy reading it!
I can be contacted by email at:
if your interested in my thoughts and processes, my friend Amy did an interview with me on her blog here