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MorrisandEssex

Morris & Essex

Limington, Maine · 830 Sales

MorrisandEssex

Morris & Essex

Limington, Maine 830 Sales On Etsy since 2006

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Announcement   Hello! Thanks so much for visiting! Please note for holiday orders: Order by December 9th for delivery by December 24! Due to a huge volume of holiday sales, we are changing our ship time to TWO WEEKS. While we normally ship orders within one week, we have a long queue waiting at the moment, everything is still handmade, and we don't want to disappoint! Please complete your holiday orders by December 9, if you need them delivered by Christmas or Hanukkah. All orders after December 9th will be shipped as early as possible, but I can't guarantee delivery before December 24 for any orders placed later than December 9th. Thank you so much for your understanding and thank you for supporting our handmade business!!

I am also available for custom stationery orders and original designs. I would love to work with you to create beautiful hand-crafted wedding invitations, save-the-date-cards, personal stationery, monogrammed cards, thank-you cards, special event announcements, exclusive card designs for your shop, whatever your heart desires. However, I do not offer custom screenprinting services or custom t-shirts. Please contact me and let me know what you're looking for!

Announcement

Last updated on Dec 7, 2016

Hello! Thanks so much for visiting! Please note for holiday orders: Order by December 9th for delivery by December 24! Due to a huge volume of holiday sales, we are changing our ship time to TWO WEEKS. While we normally ship orders within one week, we have a long queue waiting at the moment, everything is still handmade, and we don't want to disappoint! Please complete your holiday orders by December 9, if you need them delivered by Christmas or Hanukkah. All orders after December 9th will be shipped as early as possible, but I can't guarantee delivery before December 24 for any orders placed later than December 9th. Thank you so much for your understanding and thank you for supporting our handmade business!!

I am also available for custom stationery orders and original designs. I would love to work with you to create beautiful hand-crafted wedding invitations, save-the-date-cards, personal stationery, monogrammed cards, thank-you cards, special event announcements, exclusive card designs for your shop, whatever your heart desires. However, I do not offer custom screenprinting services or custom t-shirts. Please contact me and let me know what you're looking for!

Eliza Jane Curtis

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Eliza Jane Curtis

About

hand-printed paper & textile goods

Morris & Essex products include organic cotton t-shirts, letterpress greeting cards, canvas tote bags, cotton scarves and linen tea-towels, all hand-printed with my own brightly colorful, elegant and original patterns and motifs. My designs are inspired by vintage ephemera, nature and fantasy, pattern and geometry. I use organic, natural and non-toxic materials whenever possible.

My first handmade t-shirt designs were experiments in the printmaking studio at Parsons School of Design, around 2001. I built myself a silkscreen studio in the basement of the decrepit Brooklyn house I was renting with a few friends, and started selling t-shirts at a handful of boutiques around New York, set up an Etsy shop, and gradually spent more and more happy hours printing and playing with paper, fabric and ink.

In 2006 I moved to Buenos Aires, Argentina. I found working in a new environment both an inspiration and a challenge. The city is intense with creative energy, colors, history, art and design. I had to learn where to find printmaking supplies (and how to ask for everything in a new language), and some of my favorite supplies just weren't available in Argentina. Instead of cotton t-shirts, I began printing on beautiful art papers. I took a break from textiles and focused on greeting cards for a few years, mainly using a Japanese Gocco printer.

In 2010, my partner Mike and I moved back to Maine, into a huge old farmhouse and we built a new silkscreen studio in a big sunny space above the kitchen. I started working with a local letterpress printer for my greeting cards and stationery, and returned to screenprinting on fabric and t-shirts again. Rural Maine is where I grew up, so it's a return to the familiar setting where I first began exploring nature and drawing and playing with ink and paint and cloth and paper.

I'm constantly experimenting with new techniques and projects and products; my latest additions are hand-woven cotton scarves and linen tea towels. I've recently begun collaborating with another Maine artisan, Lillianka, on designing and making hand-sewn cotton tote bags from my silkscreened canvas. I'm starting to switch over to using primarily organic cotton products (I have always worked with environmentally friendly waterbased inks). I have started taking small business classes as Morris & Essex grows from a hobby to a real business. In addition to designing & producing my handmade goods, I also do custom and freelance work for wedding invitations, personal stationery, logo designs and illustrations. I'm incredibly grateful to have this opportunity to do work that makes me happy!

Outside of my design projects, I love morning walks in the forest with my dog Laika, hiking in the White Mountains, riding my bike, renovating our old house, traveling to new places near & far, browsing in bookstores, baking and eating cookies, and sitting by a backyard bonfire on a starry night, among other things.

photo credit: www.brendanbullock.com

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  • Eliza Jane Curtis

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Screenprinter

    Eliza lives and works in an 1800's farmhouse in rural Maine. She studied design and printmaking at Parsons, worked as a designer in New York for 11 years, and then Buenos Aires, Argentina for 4 years, before returning to Maine with her husband Mike.

Manufacturers

  • Master Letterpress Printer

    Maine, United States

    Experienced local printer who runs his own print shop, working with an antique Chandler & Price platen press and a larger Heidelberg platen press.

  • Lillianka

    Portland, ME, United States

    http://www.etsy.com/shop/Lillianka Lillian Harris has been crafting since she was a little girl and began selling her hand-sewn bags under the label Lillianka in 2008.

  • Ferdinand

    Portland, ME, United States

    Diane opened Ferdinand Studio & Storefront in 2001, in Portland Maine’s east end. She's been selling handmade greeting cards since 1997. It started with screen printing, and then a few years ago she bought a HUGE letterpress.

Shop policies

Last updated on October 12, 2012

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Shipping
I ship orders within 5 business days, often sooner. I ship via USPS First Class mail, with delivery confirmation. I am happy to do express shipping or add any extra services if you request it (there is an additional charge). I do ship overseas, via USPS.
Refunds and Exchanges
I'm happy to take returns or exchanges of unused merchandise in original condition. I will refund the full purchase price, but I can't refund shipping fees.
Additional policies and FAQs
Wholesale requests: Yes! Please send me a message or email, eliza at morrisessex dot com!

I love doing custom design and illustration work, including digital or letterpress wedding invitations, stationery designs, custom greeting cards, logos, illustrations, etc! I do not offer custom screenprinting services nor custom t-shirts. (There are plenty of other folks that can do that!) If you have any questions or requests, feel free to message me and ask! Thanks! :)