Textile designer Ellen Mae Williams uses sustainable and traditional textile methods to create her naturally hand-dyed and hand-painted 100% linen fabrics. Her aesthetic forms a dialogue with the natural landscape, being inspired by the changing seasons of the English countryside – specifically the rural Oxfordshire where she works – and the skies above it. The colour combinations and patterns created by her mark marking are unique to each piece.
Measures approx. 150 x 95cm
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”