Cushy Paws is the creative output of textiles artist and designer, Grace Ellena.
Inspired by her family pets, her unconventional technique creates a distinctive
style with a desire to capture the essence and emotion of the characters that
she creates, using a process that includes multiple phases and layers of
fabric differing in tones and shades, allowing the artwork to evolve.
Award winning designer Grace Ellena the owner of Cushy Paws, graduated in 2016 with a First Class Honours degree in Textiles and Innovation Design at Loughborough University. Grace was selected to exhibit at New Designers and won the New Designers Romo award for Innovation in design and colour 2016, she is now pursuing her dream running her own business as head designer and artist.
Recently, Grace has taken her work in a different direction by exploring different animals within her patchwork portrait designs. All created using the same technique, she has explored different colour combinations and animal portraits resulting in one off, bespoke artwork.