WHO MAKES ALL THIS STUFF?
My name is Ellen and make handwoven fiber art, home goods and accessories in Austin, Texas. This whole thing started as a hobby in 2014 and is now my full time job, which is both crazy and very cool.
I don't have a degree or an elaborate background in textiles, but I do know that I love what I do and that's what keeps me doing it. Being self-taught means that it's my job to challenge myself everyday and I feel grateful that a community could support that kind of growth.
The name, FIBROUS, is derived from the South African philosophy of ubuntu or, “I am because we are.”
Ubuntu may also translate, "I am because of you." In English, a fibrous object has inherent strength due to the nature of its individual parts working together as a whole. By melding these two concepts, FIBROUS symbolizes a hope for interconnectedness and support between craft and community, allowing life as an artist to not only be possible, but sustainable.
For any inquiries about commissions, wholesale, stocking, or any other questions you may have, feel free to contact me anytime. Thanks always for your support.
Also, big ups to my cat, Luna, for keeping me sane and being really good at cuddling.