Textile designer Ellen Mae Williams uses traditional, sustainable dyeing techniques to produce her 100% linen throws. She uses natural ingredients - such as avocado skins and stones, onion skins and madder root - to create dyes which she then hand paints onto the fabric. Her inspiration is the changing seasons in the countryside and the skies above as they transform from dawn to dusk. A beautiful tablecloth or eye-catching throw.
Measures approx. 200 x 150cm.
Machine wash on a cold, gentle cycle to preserve colours.
Keep out of direct sunlight to prevent fading.
Nature informs much of what textiles maker, designer and artist, Ellen Williams creates, specifically, the Oxfordshire landscape in which she grew up. Abstract artists including Gerhard Richter and Mark Rothko also inspire her work. A BA in textiles prompted an exploration of natural dyeing and colours that she could whip up in her kitchen. Ellen discovered that avocado skins and stones produced a beautiful muted pink shade and experimented with kitchen waste such as onion skins and coffee granules.Visit Designer Page
“It’s using the knowledge from the past and at the same time not ruining our planet”