Elm Tree Studio was started in 2012 by me, Kirsty. Based in the heart of the Leicestershire
countryside, I design and make original and unique textile gifts and home
accessories from my home studio
After learning to sew, at my mother’s knee, and playing my
favourite game of sorting out my grandmother’s button tin my passion to create
and sew grew. From then on I was always making and creating, sewing clothes for
my dolls, and then progressing to making clothes for myself, something I still
love to do today. I went on to studio
fashion and textiles after leaving school. A 20 year career then followed within the
fashion industry, from Design assistant to becoming Sales and Design Director
within a large, family run company.
My love for interiors grew, and I knew that I needed to
start my own business and create my own designs in order to satisfy my creative
mind. With the support of my little family, Elm Tree Studio was born. These
days I love nothing more than tending to my garden and vegetable patch and
talking to my chickens before walking up to my attic studio to start a day full
of creating and sewing - all fuelled by lots of strong tea, real coffee and
lots of chocolate digestives!
I love to create modern country style textiles with a
relaxed feel, inspired by simple Scandinavian elements combined with soft
colours, simple patterns and traditional techniques. A passion for natural
fabrics, such as linen with all its natural textures, inspires my relaxed and
simple designs. I stitch a soft denim appliqued
and embroidered heart on each piece, to show it’s an Elm Tree Studio Original.
My simple pieces are packed with style, and range from
personalised gifts to soft, squidgy cushions that look perfectly at home in a
countryside retreat or a more contemporary family home, adding comfort and
I use refined colours, natural, un-dyed linens, re-purposed
denim and soft berry red ticking stripes to add a calm and tranquil feel to a
room, whilst natural materials such as the Yorkshire lavender and wheat used in
my Lavender pillows and heat bags, really add an extra layer of relaxation and
My pieces are
designed to be used, not just looked at. So whether you’re looking for a
gorgeous gift, or something sumptuous for your own home, pop the kettle on, sit
down and have a look around the site.
I’d love to hear from you!
You can also follow me on Facebook, twitter and Instagram to
see products being made and the stories behind the scenes.