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About Little Orla

Hi, I’m Ella, the maker and creator behind this silky wonderland. I connect with the creative and intuitive part of myself to bring you and your dear ones beautiful, handcrafted play objects that inspire little unique souls. My aim is to offer pieces that both speak to your child's imagination and sit in accordance with the beauty
and lore of our natural Australian landscape.

With a background in textile art and design and a bachelors degree from the ANU school of Art and Design I have always been deeply fascinated by textile design, its history and continuing emergence. Another of my interests is alternative education and the study of how children learn and are best nurtured. I set out to combine my two passions whilst exploring the intersection of art, life, play and cloth.

Playsilks are beautiful objects in themselves. Silk has a very high vibration and I think children are extra sensitive to this. Along with other natural fibers such as wool and linen, silk in my humble opinion creates the most beautiful and magnetic children's toys.

Welcome to Little Orla, my creative home. I hope you can find a piece or two for your family that will inspired connected play for years to come.