Elise Barkes

Textile Artist

I am a Hampshire-based textile artist. My business Elise B Designs began with a girl who was crazy for accessories. It has become a creative journey driven by a lifelong love of sewing and a passion for beautiful fabrics and colour. After being taught how to crochet by a 96-year-old lady 10 years ago, this technique also features in my work.

I am inspired by nature and flowers, in particular. I love to use recycled fabrics, beads and buttons in my creations as much as possible. This means most of my items are totally individual pieces.

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07833 595025



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    Hampshire Open Studios at Upham Village Hall in Lower Upham

    17th - 26th August 2024

    Upham Village Hall, Mortimers Lane, Lower Upham, Southampton, SO32 1HF

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