Cart 0

News

Big news - a new studio in the works!!

behind the scenes behindthescenes etsymaineteam handmade made in maine maine made maine makers mainemakers morris and essex morrisandessex printmaking studio silkscreen studio studio setup table workshop workspace

Big news - a new studio in the works!!

Morris & Essex is growing up and moving out of mom's house! With a growing business and a new baby on the way, I'm moving my silkscreen studio out of the house and into a new space. It's a great big space in the beautiful town of Cornish, Maine, just a few minutes away from home. Rumor has it that this building used to be the exhibit hall for the nearby fairgrounds. It's a gorgeous, antique building with tons of history, updated with solar panels and now with a beautiful big silkscreen studio coming together on the bottom floor.  This weekend we finished...

Read more →


Staying warm, baking cookies.

baking cookies recipes seasons snowflakes winter

Staying warm, baking cookies.

We've been taking advantage of a few quiet winter moments to bake a few batches of our favorite cookies. Hattie's a great helper, she's not really gotten the concept of cutting or frosting cookies yet, but she's pretty good at mixing and very good at tasting. The recipe is from The Joy of Cooking, and it's been my go-to cookie recipe since I was as little kid helping my mom with baking. We always add a few extra drops of almond extract for extra yummy cookies.  Rich Roll Cookies from The Joy of CookingCopyright 2006: The Joy of Cooking Yield:...

Read more →


Morris & Essex featured in Portland Press Herald Holiday Gift Guide!

bamboo scarves gift guide hand-printed scarves holidays made in maine maine made newspaper portland press herald press sustainable sustainable fashion sustainable gifting

I'm still blushing from this wonderfully flattering mention in Sunday's Portland Press Herald. The PPH Source section is focused on everything local and sustainable, and last year they featured Morris & Essex in the "Homegrown" column. This year they put together a short list of sustainable gift ideas, including Morris & Essex Hand-Printed Bamboo Scarves: Gift guide: 13 green ideas for friends, family – and maybe even you. We're in great company there, alongside Weft & Warp, Erin Flett, and Johnny's Seeds, among others. I will admit to being tickled by the Angela Adams comparison, though I'm not sure I deserve it!     ...

Read more →


Holiday Craft Fair Schedule!

art on the hill brunswick christmas craft craft fair crafts eliza events fine & funky handmade holiday holiday fair holidays maine morris & essex picnic picnic portland portland portland maine silkscreen

Holiday Craft Fair Schedule!

Can't lie, I'm actually pretty excited for the bonanza of holiday craft fairs coming up!! I know I always get exhausted and frazzled from all the madness, but I still love it! Happy shoppers, happy crafters, sweet holiday baked goods all day long, general atmosphere of festive cheer. I can't resist it! Anyway, come say hello, see all the Morris & Essex goods in person (and find lots of other wonderful Maine-made goods) at one of these awesome upcoming events... Fri-Sun, December 2, 3, 4 - Art on the Hill, East End School, Portland ME. https://www.facebook.com/events/611582425696462/?ti=icl Sunday, December 11 -...

Read more →


Behind the Scenes: Mixing ink colors!

artist behind the scenes color colors creativity ink love made in maine maine made mixing pantone permaset permaset aqua permaset ink potential process screenprint silkscreen studio swatches textile design textiles

Behind the Scenes: Mixing ink colors!

You know what's one of my FAVORITE parts of this job? Mixing ink colors!! Most all of my colors are mixed by hand, by eye... I always start with big buckets of primary colors... Pour out some colors in a jar and add a few dollops of this and that... Magenta, Blue, Yellow, Black, White, Transparent, maybe a few drops of water... Usually it's a lot of this and a bit of that and at least three or four different ingredients that make the magic combination of hue and shade and saturation. Every drop of color added is a bit of a guess, as...

Read more →