MorrisseyDesign is a sustainable design studio in Durham, North Carolina set up by textile designer, Gretchen Morrissey. The capsule collection of hand-dyed textiles comprises natural dyes (indigo, lac, cochineal, madder, Osage orange) and heritage printing techniques to create vivid color hues and tonal depth with a minimal impact on our surroundings.
—simple, functional, timeless—
Dyeing and printing with plants and insects is an extremely slow, labor-intensive process. Combined with designing repeat patterns, the process becomes a deep meditation in patience.
A simple, low-cost sustainable studio dedicated to prudent water management and soil productivity to help preserve and protect our native plants, organic gardens, and bee habitat.
Gretchen teaches workshops in natural dye and surface design techniques as part of a nontoxic, sustainable design practice