The designer behind the scenes
Young British designer Ellen Calvert creates unique interior products with re-crafted fabrics. Based on her love of bold floral and geometric imagery and classic crafts each item in the collection showcases how traditional techniques can be used in a new way.
A little bit of history
Ellen graduated from Loughborough University with a first class honors degree in printed textile design. After exhibiting her first collection of knitted furniture at The Truman Brewery in Brick Lane, London, Ellen was offered textile design jobs with both Abercrombie and Fitch and Anthropologie and decided to take the leap across the pond. Once she had sampled American life, working hard for two years and realising American tea is simply not as good as British tea, Ellen returned home to England. Since arriving back on home turf and settling into a new studio in Margate she has hit the ground running, creating her second collection of hand crafted interior products.
The name Honey I Stole Your Jumper reflects the homely, familiar and reused nature of the collection. The pieces are borne of Ellen’s love of combining traditional textile crafts, and bringing classic techniques back into contemporary design. Combining these qualities has created a collection of contemporary and original products.
If you are looking for something different each piece from Honey I Stole Your Jumper can be re-designed to suit an individual style or colour scheme. If you have any old embroideries, jumpers or blankets hiding away in a draw collecting dust Ellen can incorporate them into an original and bespoke item for your home.
Honey I Stole Your Jumper is exhibited in shops, galleries and at exhibitions around the country.