About “Elle”

Hi! I’m Lori…the girl behind Elle’s Niche!  I’m just a girl that LOVES her family and LOVES to create!

“It has been a dream of mine since I was a little girl to have my own little unique shop.  The fact that now I get to help other artists and crafters like myself is a huge bonus and why I was motivated to open the store. I hope my efforts and the support of customers and a community of artisans become a continuing part of making Charles Town the great place it is to live and work.  We are the place to come if you are looking for high quality unique items.”

I do all sorts of crafty goodness, but my work focus is all about embroidery, sewing and needlework.

Since I can remember, I have been creating. My Mother taught me to embroider at four and sew at seven. She was always doing something – she never sits still! She made most of my clothes when I was young – sitting at her sewing machine until all hours of the night after working all day. My Great Aunt Mattie Lee taught me to knit, all about flowers and the importance of passing things on. My Pop Pop taught me about   gardening, farming, hard work and the importance of not being wasteful.  My Aunt Diana (also extremely creative) showed me how to be silly and my Aunt Debi was like the big sister I never had and tutored me in the fine skill of how to ‘properly pinch cheeks’!   They all ignited a spark that eventually led me to be who I am today!

When I’m not in my studio at one of my machines, I am always consumed with another project. A new DIY project, renovations, gardening, tending to our ducks and chickens, cooking, canning or baking. There is always something to do in my little niche!

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