Morris & Co - Acanthus Tapestry Fabric

Color: Grape/Heather

This much-loved design from 1875 marked the beginning of a period in which Morris created large-scale wallpaper designs. Replete with twists and turns and all the depth and energy synonymous with a William Morris pattern, we've adapted Acanthus from wallpaper into a fabric and tapestry weave. With complex layering and vigorous curves, the scrolling acanthus foliage produces a three-dimensional effect.


Composition:  90% Cotton 10% Nylon
Width: 138 cm

Horizontal Repeat: 66 cm
Vertical Repeat: 85 cm
Weight: 532 gsm
Domestic Usage: Upholstery, Curtains and Blinds, Cushions
Contract Usage: Suitable for contract upholstery, curtains, blinds and cushions
Design Code: Grape/Heather - 230271, Indigo/Mineral - 230272, Forest/Hemp - 230273

*Please note that fabric cannot be returned

*Sold in 1-metre increments


As a political theorist, publisher, environmental campaigner, poet, as well as an outstanding designer, William Morris (1834–1896) was one of the single most influential figures of the nineteenth century. Under his direction Morris & Co. grew to the status of Arts & Crafts icon that it remains to this day.

Morris, Marshall, Faulkner & Co. (1861–1875) was a furnishings and decorative arts manufacturer and retailer founded by the artist and designer William Morris with friends from the Pre-Raphaelites. With its successor Morris & Co. (1875–1940) the firm's medieval-inspired aesthetic and respect for hand-craftsmanship and traditional textile arts had a profound influence on the decoration of churches and houses into the early 20th century.

Although its most influential period was during the flourishing of the Arts and Crafts Movement in the 1880s and 1890s, Morris & Co. remained in operation in a limited fashion from World War I until its closure in 1940. The firm's designs are still sold today under licences given to Sanderson & Sons.