The Christien Meindertsma post received a lot of lovely comments and interest on Wednesday… Thankyou! I think all this freezing wintery Melbourne weather certainly helped spark some interest in that little article… I know I’ve been thinking about cosy, chunky knits ever since the weather turned cold. For some stunning knitwear closer to home, look at this gorgeous work by Melbourne textile designer Danielle Sanders.
Danielle Sanders established her freelance textile design business ELLKA in October last year. In addition to consulting for various homewares and fashion clients, Danielle has also designed a range of stunning knitted accessories under the ELLKA label. The pieces are made using the highest quality yarns, and Danielle uses all natural fibres where possible. The winter range (pictured here) is 100% lambswool, and her summer range (due out later in the year) will primarily use soft cotton/bamboo yarns.
Before starting ELLKA, Danielle worked for many years for Country Road Australia, first as a textile designer, and later as Textile Design Manager. Her work there included textile design across Womens and Menswear, Homewares, kids wear and accessories. Wow! That’s a big job!
Danielle’s years of experience at Country Road and elsewhere are certainly evident in her stunning first range… Her colours are classic yet current – I especially love that butter-coloured scarf… delicious! Prices range from $44.95 for hot water bottle covers, to $49.95 for berets/caps, to $69.95 for scarves.
In Melbourne you can find ELLKA products stocked at the following stores:
Emia in Sorrento , The Shed in Flinders, Lulu-E. in st Kilda, Winkle/Drift in albert park, Nique in prahran, Ostara in Brighton and Milk in Hampton.