With the Worthing Art Trail coming up next month, let’s find out all about the artists taking part in our open house on Ashdown Road! We asked them all a few questions.
- Hello, what is your name and what do you make?
Ellie Bond, I make fabric characters to look like you and your friends.
- Have you taken part in the Art Trail before, and are you excited about this year’s event?
Yes, my husband John and I have been part of the the trail a couple of times before when we lived right down near Splashpoint. We’ve since moved up to Broadwater so we were chuffed when asked to be part of a more central venue, especially with such an exciting bunch. I already have my eye on things if I sell anything…. dangerous!
- What is your favourite medium to work in, and which is your favourite design?
A nice soft jersey fabric is ideal for making my dolls, I think the classic ‘Betty Doll’ and ‘Tommy Tashman’ would have to be my favourite type of characters.
- Have you been working on anything new, and will it be making its way to the open house?
I’ve made a few ‘Snuggle Bunnies’ – a take on my ‘Beastie Bunny’ toy. A bunny head with floppy ears and a ‘blankie’ style body. I’m thinking they may go down well with tiny tots.
Thank you Ellie! We can’t wait to have your gorgeous creations in our house.