Ellie Beck is a textile artist and creative maker, working primarily with natural fibres and an instinctual process. She works with natural and botanical dyes, finding inspiration in and from nature. Ellie expresses her creative voice through loom weaving, slow-stitching, crochet, photography & styling, creative writing, basket weaving, cooking and more. She creates pieces that speak of motherhood and self, of her place in the world, in nature, and is interested in mapping landscapes and her journey within space and life.
Ellie is a creative teacher, sharing her knowledge and passions through online classes and in real life gatherings. She loves connecting with other creatives and makers, and sees one of her skills as being able to guide people to open themselves up to their own creative voice. Ellie has taught thousands of students both online and in person, and sees each interaction as a joyful experience.
She lives a slow simple and mindful life in the rainforest in Northern NSW, with her artist / designer husband and three creative children, Ari, Mishi & River. She’s been featured in both print publications and online websites, and occasionally writes for magazines, books and websites. Ellie has recently published her first book Mindful Thoughts for Makers and is currently writing her next book’.
You can connect with via her popular Instagram @petalplum, where you’ll often find her sipping tea, contemplating the slow life and trying to decide which project to pick up. She’s probably surrounded by creative mess and children’s laughing.