Ella Robinson

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TEXTILES MEETS WOOD. Colour + Driftwood + Plastics + Lighters + Corks + Ceramics + Found Items + Fragments. STITCHING + WRAPPING. Tring, England.

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I’ve been meaning to do a little write up on my favourite exhibitors at the Contemporary Textiles Fair since exhibiting there three weeks ago (!) but time has flown and I’m only just getting round to doing it, so apologies about that! I’ve decided to split the photos into two posts so that I can have twenty photos instead of 10!! First up are @modernfloss, @cire_handmade, @s_groveceramics, @katherinemaryhill and @joseheroys. All of whom make very lovely work. I’m gutted that I didn’t take more photos of Jose’s marvellous crocheted birds but do click onto her page and see the delightful beauties for yourselves 😍........ @contemporarytextilesfair #ctf #ctf19 #contemporarytextilesfair #contemporarytextiles #textileart #embroidery #embroideryart #modernembroidery #embroideryartist #ciréhandmade #waxedcanvas #joseheroys #joseheroysbirds #crochetedbirds #crestedtit #katherinehillhandmade #katherinemaryhill #fibreartist #ceramics #jugsofinstagram #sarahgroveceramics #teddington #london #landmarkartscentre #landmarkarts #favourites
Last Thursday...... (Workshop) Night at the Museum! 😍
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A *massive* thanks to the Natural History Museum at Tring for hosting and another *massive* thanks to the very lovely ladies and gentleman who came along to create! I think that we all had a great evening, and it was a really friendly, up-for-it crowd. How often do you get to drill and stitch in front of such a menagerie of animals?! Quite possibly never! Such an amazing location for a workshop. I loved being in the galleries during the evening.
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If you would like to attend a workshop here do keep your eyes peeled as they tend to run two different workshops every six months, and they are VERY reasonably priced!! 🥳........ @natural_history_museum #naturalhistorymuseumattring #nhmtring #tring #artsinherts #hertfordshire #nhm #okapi #nightatthemuseum #museum #stitchingthroughwood #modernembroidery #embroideryart #embroiderersofinstagram #stuffedanimals #menagerie #naturalhistorymuseumtring #rothschild #workshop #artworkshop #drilling
THIS THURSDAY EVENING, adult workshop, places still available! Driftwood Craft Workshop, 7-10pm, the Natural History Museum at Tring, Hertfordshire. £15 per person, includes all materials.
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For information and tickets call 020 7942 6163. Lines are open Monday-Friday, 10.00-16.00.
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Book advance tickets until 16.00 the day before the event (Wednesday 3rd April). On the day, remaining tickets can be bought in the shop.
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“Join mixed-media artist Ella Robinson and learn how to design, drill and stitch your own beautiful driftwood ornaments and necklace pendants.”
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The first photograph wasn’t taken during one of my workshops but it does show the amazing NHM@Tring galleries that the driftwood workshop will be held in! I honestly cannot wait to run a workshop in this unusual and massively quirky setting!! 🤗😬....... @natural_history_museum #nhmtring #naturalhistorymuseumtring #naturalhistorymuseum #driftwoodcraftworkshop #driftwoodworkshop #adultworkshops #tring #hertfordshire #artsinherts #hertsarts #workshop #artworkshop #ellarobinsonartist #stitchingthroughwood #modernembroidery #benchdrill #dremeldrill #drill
Sunday’s stitchery outputs at the Contemporary Textiles Fair in Teddington! 💛🧡❤️💜💙💚
A selection of vibrantly embroidered Driftwood Hearts on top of a copy of Hertfordshire Life magazine that features yours truly (more on that to follow). Thank you very much to everyone who visited the show, it wouldn’t have been anything without your attendance! A special thanks goes out to those who made an embroidered driftwood purchase, or two 😊...... @contemporarytextilesfair @hertslife #ctf #ctf19 #landmarkartscentre #landmarkarts #contemporarytextilesfair #contemporarytextiles #textiles #stitchingthroughwood #embroidery #embroideryart #driftwoodheart #driftwood #driftwoodart #beachcomber #upcycled #anchorthreads #ellarobinsonartist #ellarobinsonart #modernembroidery #textilefair #teddington #london #contemporarytextilesfair2019
On my knees today at the Contemporary Textiles Fair in Teddington (London); RAINBOWS 🌈!! Later followed by a multitude of vibrantly stitched Driftwood Hearts. It was actually really enjoyable to do some relaxed stitching today, and it’s always a bonus to be able to show exhibitors how I make my artworks. We shall all be there again tomorrow, 10-5, for the last day of the show. Do come and see us if you’re nearby!

On a side note.... My favourite exhibitor of the day was @jenniejacksondesign, who designs and makes beautifully printed and coloured homewares and accessories. I’m especially in love with the wash bags and little purses with the acorns on 😍. Images to follow in a few days 🤩....... @contemporarytextilesfair #ctf #ctf19 #landmarkartscentre #landmarkarts #london #teddington #textile #textiles #textiledesign #textileart #stitchingthroughwood #modernembroidery #ellarobinsonartist #ellarobinsonart #rainbow #rainbows #embroidery #embroideryart #driftwood #beachcombing #beachcomber #printedtextiles #mixedmedia #mixedmediaart #attheshow #today
This is me, with a very dark face (!), taken this evening at the Private View of the Contemporary Textiles Fair in Teddington, London! Thanks to those of you who came along to help kick the event off. We shall be open tomorrow and Sunday, 10-5. It would be lovely to see you! Lots of genuinely amazing textile designers and makers here including @joseheroys, @juleshoganknitwear and @cire_handmade 🤩. Tomorrow I shall mostly be stitching some Driftwood Hearts and chatting to lovely folk about beachcombing! 😊🤪......... @contemporarytextilesfair #ctf #ctf19 #contemporarytextilesfair #contemporarytextilesfair2019 #landmarkartscentre #landmarkarts #textilefair #textiles #contemporarytextiles #moderntextiles #textiledesign #stitchingthroughwood #modernembroidery #ellarobinsonartist #ellarobinsonart #beachcomber #beachcombed #foundplastics #collections
A lovely display of succulents on the Grand Union Canal last week 😊. Sadly I don’t know the name of the boat so I can’t tag it. I do love it when canal boat owners use their small spaces to create beautiful displays of plants and flowers ❤️....... #grandunioncanal #bulbourne #hertfordshire #tring #succulents #foliage #canalwalk #onthetowpath #fromthetowpath #succulentdisplay #flora #greenery #pots #terracotta
This was my temporary “studio” last week, very kindly put together by my boyfriend. It was quite nice to work in a different space for a little while. I spent two days prepping a variety of small artworks (mainly Driftwood Hearts) to stitch whilst exhibiting at the Contemporary Textile Fair (in Teddington, London), which begins THIS Friday with a Preview Evening between 6 and 8:30pm. The show is then open Saturday and Sunday, 10am-5pm. Do let me know if you would like a private view invite or a leaflet for 241 admittance? These can be sent via email. 
If you do come along please do say hello! 🥳......... @contemporarytextilesfair #ctf #landmarkartscentre #landmarkarts #textiles #textile #textileart #textileartist #textilefair #ctf19 #teddington #london #ellarobinsonartist #ellarobinsonart #stitchingthroughwood
I have a stash of physical invites for this month’s @contemporarytextilesfair that I can post out to you, and I also have digital invites that I can email out. 
There are two types of invites; Private View invites (for Friday 22nd March, 6pm-8:30pm) and 241 invites for the rest of the show (Saturday and Sunday, 23rd and 24th March, 10am-5pm). The latter means that two people can get into the show for £4, or two concessions get in for £3! Under 16s have free entry!! The Private View Evening is free if you have an invite, and you are then able to access the show again over the weekend, if you so desire; marvellous!!
If you would like either ticket (or both!) please send me a direct message (or send an email to ella.robinson@network.rca.ac.uk) with either your email or postal address. Please let me know which ticket you would like, and how many. Thank you! 💛💛💛......... #ctf #ctf19 #landmarkartscentre #landmarkarts #contemporarytextilesfair #contemporarytextilesfair2019
#teddington #london #textiles #textilesdesign #textilesfair #timetoprep
A request from the local garden centre cafe.
Sadly I didn’t see said robins 🤪.....
#wyevaletring #wyevalecafe #gardencentre #robin #robins #gardencentrecafe #foodescape #breaktime #break #brunch #brunchbreak #timeout @wyevalegc
This post is especially for you @collettepaterson! These are some of the unbelievably  gorgeous jelly fish I saw last year at the Monterey Bay Aquarium in California. The exhibit was so so busy (!) when my boyfriend and I first went that we headed back first thing the next day and rushed to the jelly fish before it got busy again. I could probably have spent hours with them, they are so calming and tranquil, with gorgeous colours and textures and deep blue backgrounds. I’m pretty sure they’d be a great form of therapy!! I believe that in the photos there are sea nettles, purple-striped jelly, moon jelly and spotted comb jelly. They also had amazing sea gooseberry but I don’t seem to have any photos of those sadly. I hope that you love these guys as much as I do!! 😍....... @montereybayaquarium #montereybayaquarium #montereybay #monterey #montereyaquarium #jellyfish #seanettle #purplestripedjelly #purplestripedjellyfish #moonjelly #moonjellyfish #spottedcombjelly #seagooseberry #california #april2018 #roadtripping #westcoastusa #inspiration #texture #colour #tactile #happiness #joy
Spring is starting to spring in my hometown and it can’t come a minute too soon! Crocuses, snowdrops and🌞!! These flowers seem to have come from virtually nowhere. I hope that you have beautiful signs of spring where you live too 🌱........ #springisspringing #spring #crocus #crocuses #snowdrop #snowdrops #snowdropseason #tring #hertfordshire #onmywaytotesco #flowers #flora #grandunioncanal #towpath #sunshine #sun #reeds #springtime #purple #white