The Making Of
Marthe Armitage

Artist & patternmaker

This book is a journey of rediscovery by Marthe of her work and ideas. It explores her creative practice and processes that have produced a collection of beautiful and distinctive hand-made wallpapers, much in demand.

Original photography captures Marthe’s archive gathered over sixty years of her life in Strand on the Green, her family’s home since 1939. Marthe’s contribution to the world of pattern and print is set in context, alongside her own writing that expresses warmth and humour.

Her story is told through both words and images, which combine to give a rich and personal narrative of Marthe Armitage, an eloquent voice in the realm of pattern-making and artisanal wallpapers.

The book is available to buy here.

“IT’S ALL ABOUT THE
CARRYING ON, DESPITE
THE FEAR...”
“...AND THEN, IN THE END,
THE INK ON THE BLOCK WILL
SHOW UP A POSSIBILITY.”