Eleanor Ward


Mother, Maker, ex Fashion Buyer. I believe creating things with your hands taps into the very basis of what it means to be human. For me anyway. Creating isn’t a hobby, it’s a necessity. I am a jewellery maker and sewist.

What influence does music have in your life as a creative?:

it doesn’t just play a role, it underpins everything! My partner is a musician (he features on my playlist :)) and he’s never without his guitar in his hands, every day is sprinkled with new writing and old songs revisited. Our son is equally as music orientated. As for me, there isn’t a single day that goes by without a Bob Dylan song, he’s always there, a part of my consciousness. They say that you either ‘don’t get’ Bob, or his music spears you directly in the heart and never leaves. I’m the latter.

Tell us about your playlist:

A small collection of some of my favourite songs – I love a vocal based track to sing along to while sewing / making. Some Bob (naturally), Laura Marling (a very close 2nd to Bob), some Joni and Fionn and all the others in between that have meant something to me at one point or another in my life.

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Sewing sounds

  1. (Thin) I Used to Be Bullet Proof – Our Man In The Field
  2. Honey and Smoke – Neko Case, k.d. lang, Laura Veirs
  3. Sophia – Laura Marling
  4. I Was An Eagle – Laura Marling
  5. Sunflower – Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse – Post Malone, Swae Lee
  6. Supermoon – Neko Case, k.d. lang, Laura Veirs
  7. The Valley – Laura Marling
  8. The Meetings of the Waters – Fionn Regan
  9. Dear God (Sincerely M.O.F.) – Monsters Of Folk
  10. Visions of Johanna – Bob Dylan
  11. North Star Lover – Fionn Regan
  12. Turn the Skies of Blue On – Fionn Regan
  13. Luna – Bombay Bicycle Club
  14. Court and Spark – Joni Mitchell
  15. Girl from the North Country – Bob Dylan
  16. Song to Woody – Bob Dylan
  17. You Turn Me On I’m a Radio – Live at Universal Amphitheatre, Los Angeles, CA, 8/14-17/1974 – Joni Mitchell
  18. Carey – Joni Mitchell
  19. The Horses Are Asleep – Fionn Regan
  20. California – Joni Mitchell
  21. Eat, Sleep, Wake (Nothing But You) – Bombay Bicycle Club
  22. Cactus Tree – Live at Los Angeles Music Center, Los Angeles, CA 3/4/74 – Joni Mitchell
  23. Hey Mama Wolf – Devendra Banhart
  24. Korean Dogwood – Devendra Banhart
  25. A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall – Laura Marling
  26. Wild Fire – Live – Laura Marling
  27. Short Movie – Laura Marling
  28. Eleanor’s Song – Our Man In The Field
  29. Courage – Live at RAK – Villagers
  30. Nothing Arrived – Live at Attica – Villagers
  31. Dawning On Me – Villagers
  32. Rinse Me Down – Bombay Bicycle Club