Greetings from Morris & Essex Handmade!
Morris & Essex makes beautiful hand-printed goods, including soft, sustainable bamboo scarves, organic cotton tote bags, letterpress greeting cards, cotton tea towels, and t-shirts for babies, kids and adults. Everything is designed by artist and printmaker Eliza Jane Curtis, in a farmhouse studio in Maine, and hand-printed by Eliza with some help from a few other talented crafters and carefully chosen makers.
These colorful, original and practical goods make perfect, thoughtful gifts for loved ones. (Or for a special treat to yourself!)
Designs are inspired by a rich mix of sources including vintage ephemera, nature and fantasy, geometry, folk art and traditional patterns and textiles from around the world. Eliza says, "I choose to work with organic, natural and sustainable materials as much as possible. I love creating a world filled with pattern and color and fun, turning my designs into useful products that serve a need and make someone happy, and that last for years and years. I believe that the things we use everyday are important and valuable; rather than contributing to a culture of disposable goods, I aim to produce durable, meaningful, beautiful items that last beyond the first impression. I hope that the pleasure I take in designing and making is evident in the finished products."
Eliza is also available for custom design projects, including gorgeous, personal wedding invitations.
SouleMama: Since the last time you were featured on SouleMama, in what ways has your business grown or changed? Is there anything new you'd like to tell us about?
Eliza: Lots of big changes happening with Morris & Essex right now! The biggest news is that we're expecting a new baby in a few months, so I'm trying to get ahead and make up a big inventory of work, and having a friend to help me in the studio so I can take a little break (but still keep my business running) when the new baby comes. AND, I'm moving into a new studio space! It's really exciting. I am still keeping my creative space at home, but my silkscreen studio is moving into a bigger space, just down the road in Cornish, Maine. It feels like a big step up, and the new space will allow me new creative possibilities!! I'm still in the midst of building all the printing tables and shelves and everything, but I am hoping to have it all up and running within the month. You can see a little sneak peek here.
This weekend, Morris & Essex Handmade is generously offering the following gifts to THREE lucky SouleMama readers:
For SouleMama readers, I'm giving away one of each package. #1 is the super-soft Purple Deco bamboo scarf, a Folky Birds tea towel, and a Love You valentine card. #2 is the super-soft Gold Raindrops bamboo scarf, a hand-printed blue flowered zipper pouch, and a Viney Valentine card. #3 is the Aqua Birdwatching bamboo scarf, and Pink Folk Art card.
Morris & Essex Handmade is also offering a special discount code for SouleMama readers this week! Use code VALENTINE17 at checkout for 10% off all orders, through 2/11/17.
To enter today's giveaway, leave a comment below (one entry per person, please). Comments will close by 9 am EST on Sunday. Winners will be chosen by Random Number Generator and announced in this post shortly after. Comments closed. The winners are...
Gorgeous! ALL of it!
Posted by: Yalisha Case
These are lovely gifts - the colors and designs are so inspiring, happy!
Posted by: Kate
Posted by: Juliper