Textile designer Ellen Mae Williams uses sustainable and traditional textile methods to create her naturally hand-dyed and hand-painted 100% linen fabrics. Her inspiration is the rural landscape as it moves through the seasons, and the dramatic skies above it. She uses avocado skins and stones, onion skins, madder root and logwood to create her dyes. Natural dying and mark making result in a haphazard beauty. Style as a tablecloth or throw.
Measures approx. 190 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”