In the early eighties Ellen started her family all the while looking for opportunities to earn a living sewing and designing. Over the years Ellen has worked with several designers, artists and fine clothing boutiques. During this time Ellen has compiled an extensive collection of antique, vintage and new textiles.
Ellen's family is now grown and are following their dreams, giving Ellen time to follow her own dream, sewing her own creations. Ellen uses vintage fashions and design techniques for inspiration. She has a wide selection of designs available, wearable and decorative. For men, silk ties and vests in silk brocades and velvets. For the ladies, special occasion dresses, jackets, simple outfits and accessories. Hats in colorful fabrics for the entire family. Quilts, throws and pillows in silks and velvets, some embellished with beads and silk ribbon work, as well as some made with antique kimonos. All items are exquisite and unique.
Ellen Howard began sewing at age eight with the help of several 4-H volunteers in the small town of Oakham, Massachusetts. This is as close as Ellen came to any formal instruction. Sewing and fabric collecting soon became her passion. All through Ellen's youth she continued to develop her sewing skills and fabric collection—always as a hobby, never dreaming there would be a career in which she could employ her sewing and design skills. In the late seventies Ellen moved to Vermont attended college, tried a couple of jobs etc. For a brief time Ellen sewed for a local skiwear manufacturer, where she further developed her sewing skills.