Morris & Co 'Forest - Azure' Velvet Fabric

A true Morris & Co. collaboration, our Forest Velvet was designed in 2013 by Alison Gee, based upon a tapestry created by William Morris and John Henry Dearle, with preparatory figures sketched by Philip Webb. With woodland creatures lurking among dramatically folding foliage, Forest Velvet stays true to its tapestry origins, with its dark colourways and playful characters.


Composition: 88% Cotton 12% Polyester 100% Cotton Pile
Width: 134 cm

Horizontal Repeat: 134 cm
Vertical Repeat: 93 cm
Weight: 416 gsm
Domestic Usage: Upholstery, Curtains and Blinds, Cushions
Contract Usage: Suitable for contract, curtains, blinds and cushions
Design Code: 222643

*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.