Ellen was born and grew up in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom. The combination of naturalist parents and a beautiful environment lead to her great appreciation for the natural world. She attended art school in New York state and Kentucky, and graduated from the University of Vermont. Today she lives in Starksboro with her husband and two daughters and finds the hills and forests of Vermont to be a boundless source of inspiration and peace. To read a blog entry by Ellen Spring about Itajime Shibori Dying click here
Celebrations give us the opportunity to experience a sense of otherness, a distancing from the everyday. My desire is to create garments embodying a bit of that magic, perhaps even bringing it to life. In creating a line of clothing that is celebratory, I hope to offer the option of wearing one’s inner beauty on the outside.