Morris & Co 'Bird Weave - Ochre' Fabric

Designed by William Morris in 1877, Bird faithfully copies the original cloth of the same name. Displaying Morris' classic tapestry look, this textural weave is perfect for sofas.

Available in three colourways, Brick Mineral and Ochre


Composition: 56% Viscose 18% Cotton 14% Linen 12% Polyester
Width: 137.5 cm

Horizontal Repeat: 34.5 cm
Vertical Repeat: 46 cm
Weight: 810 gsm
Domestic Usage: Upholstery, Curtains, Cushions
Contract Usage: Suitable for contract upholstery, curtains, blinds and cushions
Design Code - 236848

*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.