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Ellie Whittaker is an Australian based textile designer. Her textile designs are bold and bright, trend-driven but nostalgia-inducing. Her designs can be purchased outright or commissioned and fabric can also be purchased via www.elliewhittaker.com.au And more work / work in progress can be seen at www.instagram.com/elliewhittakerstudio

Ellie Whittaker ☁️ Textile Trends ☁️ Fabric Design ☁️ Australian Art ☁️
Gingham on a body. Sah controversial. 😱 I actually designed this fabric to look like a tablecloth so I’m pretty happy for people draw comparisons 😁✔️ But what I’m not happy about is anyone even hinting at nastiness towards one of the ladies who has done more for my confidence than anyone else: @katiemakesadress So here you go, Katie. I finally had some swimmers made (I know. I’ll give it a crack myself next 🤣). And I’m wearing them on the ‘gram. Thank you for inspiring me with your sews…

Gingham on a body. Sah controversial. 😱 I actually designed this fabric to look like a tablecloth so I’m pretty happy for people draw comparisons 😁✔️ But what I’m not happy about is anyone even hinting at nastiness towards one of the ladies who has done more for my confidence than anyone else: @katiemakesadress So here you go, Katie. I finally had some swimmers made (I know. I’ll give it a crack myself next 🤣). And I’m wearing them on the ‘gram. Thank you for inspiring me with your sews…

Throw back to this epic @moggy_designs top AND the earrings she made to match...just WOW.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I get particularly excited to see what you have made from this one 😊 Who’s got big plans for their Paradise Found?!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #textiledesign #fabric #aussie #australiandesign #organicfabric #organiccottonfabric #organic

Throw back to this epic @moggy_designs top AND the earrings she made to match...just WOW.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I get particularly excited to see what you have made from this one 😊 Who’s got big plans for their Paradise Found?!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #textiledesign #fabric #aussie #australiandesign #organicfabric #organiccottonfabric #organic

I bet you’re wondering how I took this photo. Well, behind the camera are a few hundred beach chairs with many adults reclining, watching their children at a safe distance. So, naturally, I handed my phone to my sons (who I had told couldn’t swim on this particular day as Mummy had work to do) and made them snap photos while I twirled and stared wistfully into the sun. Again. And again. Until we got a shot where I wasn’t looking 100% awks. Yep. That’s how much of a wonderful Mum I am. And…

I bet you’re wondering how I took this photo. Well, behind the camera are a few hundred beach chairs with many adults reclining, watching their children at a safe distance. So, naturally, I handed my phone to my sons (who I had told couldn’t swim on this particular day as Mummy had work to do) and made them snap photos while I twirled and stared wistfully into the sun. Again. And again. Until we got a shot where I wasn’t looking 100% awks. Yep. That’s how much of a wonderful Mum I am. And…

You and me? We’re a team. 👯‍♀️ You see, I design these little pictures and they’re ok. But they’re just little pictures. 😊️ The magic you work when you stitch my pieces together...the inspiration as you look for a pattern, the joy when you find it, the time you spend piecing it together, the curses as you unpick, the blood from your pins and the squeal when you see the finished product. 😍 Your whole-hearted sewing bring my designs to life. ✨ When I saw these quilts by Xanthe (@wifemade )…

You and me? We’re a team. 👯‍♀️ You see, I design these little pictures and they’re ok. But they’re just little pictures. 😊️ The magic you work when you stitch my pieces together...the inspiration as you look for a pattern, the joy when you find it, the time you spend piecing it together, the curses as you unpick, the blood from your pins and the squeal when you see the finished product. 😍 Your whole-hearted sewing bring my designs to life. ✨ When I saw these quilts by Xanthe (@wifemade )…

Mushy living it’s best life thanks to @becsewsthings ! 😱😍 Just so gorgeous!!! You guys made this one sell out again and I’m thinking a fourth run may be in order 😊 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Repost @becsewsthings ・・・ The insta-husband has outdone himself with these pics! Modelling my Fibre Mood Mira dress in the incredible Ellie Whittaker “Mushy” fabric. . #elliewhittaker #elliewhittakerstudio #mushrooms #textiledesign #australiandesign #ethicallymade

Mushy living it’s best life thanks to @becsewsthings ! 😱😍 Just so gorgeous!!! You guys made this one sell out again and I’m thinking a fourth run may be in order 😊 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Repost @becsewsthings ・・・ The insta-husband has outdone himself with these pics! Modelling my Fibre Mood Mira dress in the incredible Ellie Whittaker “Mushy” fabric. . #elliewhittaker #elliewhittakerstudio #mushrooms #textiledesign #australiandesign #ethicallymade

On a scale of 1-10, how excited am I about this season of Girt Squad?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ See above (💯) 🤣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Why? Because we’re bringing BACK favourite designs 🥳 During Covid I did a lot of business soul-searching and one of the things I wanted to work on was sustainability. Not just with my manufacturing, packaging and process but also with my art. Doing less designs but better, and making my artwork last longer. It can be tempting to move onto the next best thing. To get “new, new, new”, but…

On a scale of 1-10, how excited am I about this season of Girt Squad?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ See above (💯) 🤣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Why? Because we’re bringing BACK favourite designs 🥳 During Covid I did a lot of business soul-searching and one of the things I wanted to work on was sustainability. Not just with my manufacturing, packaging and process but also with my art. Doing less designs but better, and making my artwork last longer. It can be tempting to move onto the next best thing. To get “new, new, new”, but…

Our school celebrated book week with dress ups for the first time this year and I couldn’t have been more chuffed. 😱😍🥳 Unless the kids had chosen the 4 Pevensie kids 🤣🦁 But these were fun, too! 😊🥳 What we didn’t have we got from op shops (see Stories for my op shop rambling!). I love costumes! Anyone else?! . #bookweek #ninjakid #tintin #dressup #costumes #furthermore #anhdo #taherehmafi #littleredridinghood

Our school celebrated book week with dress ups for the first time this year and I couldn’t have been more chuffed. 😱😍🥳 Unless the kids had chosen the 4 Pevensie kids 🤣🦁 But these were fun, too! 😊🥳 What we didn’t have we got from op shops (see Stories for my op shop rambling!). I love costumes! Anyone else?! . #bookweek #ninjakid #tintin #dressup #costumes #furthermore #anhdo #taherehmafi #littleredridinghood

I don’t believe I’ve shared this marvellous colour bomb of happiness from @missjessm and Monday seems like the perfect time 😆 I actually love Mondays! A whole week of productivity ahead 😊🥳 Anyone else a Monday fan? 🦄 “Midnight Fantasia” design is exclusive to @kablooiestore 😊 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ・・・ I will forever be a colour lover 🌈 Thank you to @elliewhittakerstudio and @kablooiestore for this magical dress. Which perfectly matched the incredible @concretejellyfishco x @sar.ra__ collab…

I don’t believe I’ve shared this marvellous colour bomb of happiness from @missjessm and Monday seems like the perfect time 😆 I actually love Mondays! A whole week of productivity ahead 😊🥳 Anyone else a Monday fan? 🦄 “Midnight Fantasia” design is exclusive to @kablooiestore 😊 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ・・・ I will forever be a colour lover 🌈 Thank you to @elliewhittakerstudio and @kablooiestore for this magical dress. Which perfectly matched the incredible @concretejellyfishco x @sar.ra__ collab…

You guys smashed the Troppo and I am DYING to see it on you already! Sew faster! 🧵💨 Haha jokes!!! The whole point of ordering twice the amount of fabric was to slowwww things downnnn. Less of this “GET IN QUICK” business 😊 Which means you can now take a gentle stroll through my store which has STOCK! I don’t quite know what to do with myself. Or it? It’s very hard to not sneak some pieces off the piles and make all the cute kids’ clothes and dresses and OOOH...hubby needs a shirt!!! NO…

You guys smashed the Troppo and I am DYING to see it on you already! Sew faster! 🧵💨 Haha jokes!!! The whole point of ordering twice the amount of fabric was to slowwww things downnnn. Less of this “GET IN QUICK” business 😊 Which means you can now take a gentle stroll through my store which has STOCK! I don’t quite know what to do with myself. Or it? It’s very hard to not sneak some pieces off the piles and make all the cute kids’ clothes and dresses and OOOH...hubby needs a shirt!!! NO…

| Combined Shipping 🛍⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I can’t get enough of gorgeous Emily’s dresses @hethoandco! Such a lovely style.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Also. Important announcement:⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ While I wasn’t looking we sold out of Jungle Boogie in Cotton Sateen. But I was also slightly distracted by my son’s birthday today 🧁 🥳 and just noticed the Jungle Boogie in organic cotton poplin never published 😱😵 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ So. It’s now online! If you have already ordered and would like to combine orders shoot me an email once…

| Combined Shipping 🛍⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I can’t get enough of gorgeous Emily’s dresses @hethoandco! Such a lovely style.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Also. Important announcement:⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ While I wasn’t looking we sold out of Jungle Boogie in Cotton Sateen. But I was also slightly distracted by my son’s birthday today 🧁 🥳 and just noticed the Jungle Boogie in organic cotton poplin never published 😱😵 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ So. It’s now online! If you have already ordered and would like to combine orders shoot me an email once…

Once again blown away by the love for my fabrics. Just wow. I ordered twice as much fabric as our last order, which means we’re finally at a point where even after a huuuge night I have fabric in the store!!!! 🎉 So if you’re a no-rush kind of person you can now grab a cuppa and breathe and peruse the virtual shelves! 🥳⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Pictured: Pastel Playtime⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #modernaustraliana #australiana #supportsmall #australiandesign #aussie #australiandesigner…

Once again blown away by the love for my fabrics. Just wow. I ordered twice as much fabric as our last order, which means we’re finally at a point where even after a huuuge night I have fabric in the store!!!! 🎉 So if you’re a no-rush kind of person you can now grab a cuppa and breathe and peruse the virtual shelves! 🥳⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Pictured: Pastel Playtime⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #modernaustraliana #australiana #supportsmall #australiandesign #aussie #australiandesigner…

It’s our last run of Andrew's GORGEOUS fabric, 'Paradise Found'. 🌈 I was lucky enough to catch up with him this morning (swipe!) for the first time in months and he brought me a whole gallery of brilliant, pattern-y art to show. So I’ve shared it with you in Stories! We have LOVED seeing everything you've made from this beauty and hope you nab some tonight! 7.30pm AEST (Qld time). . #modernaustraliana #australiana #supportsmall #australiandesign #aussie #australiandesigner #australianartist…

It’s our last run of Andrew's GORGEOUS fabric, 'Paradise Found'. 🌈 I was lucky enough to catch up with him this morning (swipe!) for the first time in months and he brought me a whole gallery of brilliant, pattern-y art to show. So I’ve shared it with you in Stories! We have LOVED seeing everything you've made from this beauty and hope you nab some tonight! 7.30pm AEST (Qld time). . #modernaustraliana #australiana #supportsmall #australiandesign #aussie #australiandesigner #australianartist…

Oh good morning! ☀️ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Restock night = sharpen your sewing scissors ✂️ 😜⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I cannot wait to see what you make with these ones!!! 🤩⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ PS. My kids have jumped in the pool to test it...have you?! Is it time yet? Haha...Yes, I am completely out of touch with the temperature anywhere else in Australia! 🥶 🏖 But I’m probably also a month from testing the water myself 🤣 ⛄️ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ . ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #modernaustraliana #australiana #supportsmall #australiandesign #aussie…

Oh good morning! ☀️ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Restock night = sharpen your sewing scissors ✂️ 😜⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I cannot wait to see what you make with these ones!!! 🤩⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ PS. My kids have jumped in the pool to test it...have you?! Is it time yet? Haha...Yes, I am completely out of touch with the temperature anywhere else in Australia! 🥶 🏖 But I’m probably also a month from testing the water myself 🤣 ⛄️ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ . ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #modernaustraliana #australiana #supportsmall #australiandesign #aussie…

Yawn. Fabrics are ready for tomorrow night. Thanks to some help from my Mama and husband... Hehe. (Not sure I can love him more than when he helps with your orders) 😆This is what small business looks like, and we couldn't be more chuffed by your love of my fabrics! 💕⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ . ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #handmadefashion #isew #diyfashion #memade #sewing #businesschicks #lmbdw #ausmumpreneur #wahm #smallbiz #handmadeconnect #makersofinstagram #lovefabric #cottonfabric #sustainablefashion #australianmade…

Yawn. Fabrics are ready for tomorrow night. Thanks to some help from my Mama and husband... Hehe. (Not sure I can love him more than when he helps with your orders) 😆This is what small business looks like, and we couldn't be more chuffed by your love of my fabrics! 💕⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ . ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #handmadefashion #isew #diyfashion #memade #sewing #businesschicks #lmbdw #ausmumpreneur #wahm #smallbiz #handmadeconnect #makersofinstagram #lovefabric #cottonfabric #sustainablefashion #australianmade…

Top 3 things I love doing in my city (the Goldie!) 🏖 :⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 1. Exploring the rainforests, particularly the creeks and waterfalls. Just magical! (Twin Falls at Springbrook is our current fave!) 🌴🍃 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 2. Taking bush tracks that lead to peaks where the views are breathtaking. ⛰ 😍⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 3. Watching the paragliders take off from Tamborine (I know, it's Scenic Rim but I'm claiming it as we live on the border 😉 ⛰🪂⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I know not everyone can get out and about right now, 🥺…

Top 3 things I love doing in my city (the Goldie!) 🏖 :⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 1. Exploring the rainforests, particularly the creeks and waterfalls. Just magical! (Twin Falls at Springbrook is our current fave!) 🌴🍃 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 2. Taking bush tracks that lead to peaks where the views are breathtaking. ⛰ 😍⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 3. Watching the paragliders take off from Tamborine (I know, it's Scenic Rim but I'm claiming it as we live on the border 😉 ⛰🪂⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I know not everyone can get out and about right now, 🥺…

'Hey Siri, what is the collective noun for a group of zebras?' 🦓 🦓 🦓 🦓 🦓 🦓 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 'The collective noun for a group of zebras is a Dazzle.'⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ IS A WHAT?!!!! 😱🤩🤯✨💥⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Drop the mic.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ New fabric: 'Dazzle' available Sunday at 7.30pm QLD time! Check your emails x⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ . ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #dazzle #handmadefashion #isew #diyfashion #memade #sewing #businesschicks #lmbdw #ausmumpreneur #wahm #smallbiz #handmadeconnect #makersofinstagram #lovefabric #cottonfabric…

'Hey Siri, what is the collective noun for a group of zebras?' 🦓 🦓 🦓 🦓 🦓 🦓 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 'The collective noun for a group of zebras is a Dazzle.'⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ IS A WHAT?!!!! 😱🤩🤯✨💥⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Drop the mic.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ New fabric: 'Dazzle' available Sunday at 7.30pm QLD time! Check your emails x⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ . ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #dazzle #handmadefashion #isew #diyfashion #memade #sewing #businesschicks #lmbdw #ausmumpreneur #wahm #smallbiz #handmadeconnect #makersofinstagram #lovefabric #cottonfabric…