Eline van Dijk discovered the meditative effects of embroidering in 2018 and has since launched a genderless, organic, sustainable brand which specialises in hand embroidery designed and made in Amsterdam. Named Ed by Eline, which you can find online at @ed_by_eline, Eline describes the brand and her craft as a unique wearable
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ELINE VAN DIJK
Describe your style in 3 words:
Eclectic, selective, tasteful.
What is your everyday “uniform”:
Comfy, oversized pants; ed by Eline T-shirt; Margiela tabi heeled boots or old school sneakers, I love Warrior Shanghai.
What does being a creative mean to you:
Bringing ideas to life by creating freely, intuitively - and ultimately - without limitations.
What makes you creative:
Doing the thing above; however, it’s a journey with ups and downs, like life haha! Besides creating freely and intuitively for ed by Eline, I also apply it to my clothing-, interior- and food- choices.
How has Amsterdam impacted your style:
Because of its different people, styles, aesthetics and open mindedness, Amsterdam inspires me and stimulates me to be free and totally ‘me’.
How does Amsterdam affect the art you create:
Actually in the same way – the openness and creativity of this city stimulates me to create what I truly feel and want to make.
Favourite place to hang out in Amsterdam:
Velour! Of course, not just for the clothes but also for the people and afternoon drinks!