MORRISSEY DESIGN 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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NEWS:  So excited & honored to be featured in the Fall 2017 issue of the Surface Design Journal.  
In the Studio-Gretchen Morrissey, Sustainable Studio Design & Environmental Responsibility  
Surface Design Journal, (http://www.surfacedesign.org/journal/about-the-journal/).



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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." GM

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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."~GM

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