Who we are
Hi, I’m Helen, and I create original textile designs using a combination of fabric appliqué, freehand machine embroidery and hand embroidery. The designs are then scanned and digitally printed onto coasters, tea towels and greetings cards. I also make embroidered pet portraits of beloved pets, using the same techniques.
I love British wildlife and nature, and these are the inspiration behind my designs. We are very lucky to have a beautiful nature reserve behind our house, and often spend our weekends walking, exploring, and playing as a family in the woods.
From the outset of my business, I have been mindful of unnecessary plastic and wanted the business to be as environmentally friendly as possible, and where possible, support other UK suppliers. All of my cards are printed on recycled card, in Cambridgeshire, have recycled envelopes, and are protected by fully biodegradable and compostable display bags. My melamine coasters are manufactured with a sustainably sourced Eucalyptus board base, the tea towels are digitally printed on 100% Organic cotton, and are both manufactured by brilliant companies only 40 miles away from me.
When I was little, my twin sister couldn’t say ‘Helen’; instead she called me Lell or Lellie. This name stuck, and my mum and dad called me Lellie Bell for years. This inspired the name of my new card business, ‘Lellibelle’!