Morris & Co - Kennet Fabric

Color: Grape/Gold

Curvaceous flowers and leaves trail upwards on this fabric design and are placed on a bed of smaller entwined flora and fauna. Originally produced at Merton Abbey using the painstaking Indigo Discharge method, this design is produced on a cotton-linen blend fabric in rich colourways, perfectly suited for upholstery and drapes.


Composition: 49% Linen 38% Cotton 13% Nylon

Width: 137 cm
Horizontal Repeat: 22.5 cm
Vertical Repeat: 67 cm
Weight: 260 gsm
Martindale: 20000
Domestic Usage: Upholstery, Curtains and Blinds, Cushions
Contract Usage: Suitable for contract curtains, blinds and cushions
Design Code: Indigo/Gold - 220322, Grape/Gold - 220323, Sea Blue/Lichen - 220324

*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.