MorrisseyDesign Studio

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—

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PROCESS
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.

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SUSTAINABLE STUDIO
  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.

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WORKSHOPS
  Gretchen teaches workshops in natural dye and surface design techniques as part of a nontoxic, sustainable design practice