For virtually all of her life, Ellene has dedicated herself to expressing her concepts of beauty through fine art, design and the art of adornment. Self taught in the needle arts and trained as an artist from the age of five, Ellene spent some time as an art major at Washington University in St. Louis before moving to Los Angeles at the age of 19. Her first job was making custom leather clothing at North Beach Leather on Sunset Boulevard and it was there she began accumulating what would become a long list of celebrity clientele.
In 2001 Ellene discovered the world of “cyber knitting” when she started researching knitting machines on the net. Excited by the possibility of making her own fabrics, she pursued knitting with the same passion and dedication she devotes to all her interests, and within months had designs accepted for publication in machine and hand knitting magazines.
Ellene’s self-published designs, featuring hand painted, fingering weight sock yarn, have given her the knitting moniker, Yarn Artist.
Many of the samples for these patterns are now for sale in my Etsy shop, here.