Textile designer Ellen Mae Williams uses sustainable and traditional dyeing methods to create her beautiful 100% linen fabrics. She uses such natural ingredients as avocado skins and stones, onion skins and madder root to create her palette of dyes. She is inspired by the changing seasons of the English countryside, specifically rural Oxfordshire, the patterns that emerge forming abstract interpretations of the natural world.
Measures 50.x 50cm; duck feather cushion insert included.
Covers: 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”