Originally from Dorset, Ellen moved to London to go to Art College, studying at both Central Saint Martins and Camberwell College of Art. After graduating and working as a print designer for fashion, it became clear to Ellen that she wanted to create textiles with real purpose and longevity. Wishing to strengthen her understanding of her practice, Ellen attended the Royal College of Art in 2019 achieving an MA in Textiles. Ellen established her London studio in 2021 with a mission to offer timeless, quality interior textiles – all designed and produced in England using traditional techniques.
Drawing from a profound love of pattern and print, Ellen Merchant creates hand-drawn, uplifting interior textiles with a decorative aesthetic that pays homage to the British Arts and Crafts movement. At every step Ellen prioritises the integrity and character of hand-processes, resulting in decorative design that is alive with the spirit of its making.