Ellen Mae Williams, a textile designer and artist based in Oxfordshire uses sustainable and traditional textile methods to create her naturally hand-dyed and hand-painted linen fabrics. She uses avocado skins and stones, onion skins, madder root and logwood – due to the composition of natural dyes there can be some colour variation which adds to the uniqueness of each item. The patterns and colours are inspired by the changing sky.
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”