Ellen Mae Williams uses natural dyes and traditional textile techniques to create her beautiful 100% linen throws. The patterns created by her hand-painted marks are inspired by the changing drama of the skies above the rural Oxfordshire countryside where she works. A stunning tablecloth or throw, the gentle, earthy palette and subtle shapes are easy to style in any interior.
Measures approximately 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”