About


I’ve always been obsessed with fabric and I’ve loved sewing since I was a little girl. My Grandma Vee taught me embroidery and English paper piecing, and I still love hand sewing.  I have a passion for traditional British Design like William Morris and Liberty of London, but I also love to mix these classics with modern fabrics and designs to make something totally new. 

I’m originally from Liverpool, a beautiful city on the water in the Northwest of England. After finishing university, I ran a retail business selling household textiles before moving to the US in 2007. I was based in Austin, Texas for 10 years before a recent move to Ithaca, New York where I live with my husband, our three children and our Wheaten Terrier, Seamus.

Morris Textiles brings together my love of British design and fabric with my retail experience. I am passionate about fabric and all things sewing, but also about great customer service. I want you to be delighted with your order so please e-mail me if you have any questions or issues and I will get back to you as soon as I possibly can.

 At Morris Textiles, everyone, regardless of their race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, or origin, are always welcome. Morris Textiles is committed, now and in the future, to promoting the inclusivity and diversity that brightens our world, much like the fabrics we know and love. 

- Leisa

Shipping

 We aim to ship your order the same or next day but during busy times it may take 2-3 days to process.  Please reach out if you need an item by a certain date and we will do our best to help you.

We offer free shipping within the US on all orders over $100.  All other rates are calculated at checkout with options.

We can ship internationally with rates calculated at checkout.  We are not responsible for any VAT, import taxes or handling fees on orders shipped internationally.

Visiting our store

We have a studio based in Ithaca, NY that is open for limited in-store shopping.  The address is 409 E. Upland rd, Ithaca, NY, 14850.  We are in the corners community shopping center next to the Corners art gallery.

Our usual hours for visiting are Thursdays and Fridays from 11am-3pm. Please conatct us via e-mail or check our social media for additional opening hours or closures for holidays. leisa@morristextiles.com

Please note we are closed due to travel on the following Thursdays and Fridays this summer due to travel:-

June 27th and 28th.

July 4th and 5th, 18th and 19th.

August 1st, 2nd, 8th and 9th.