The distinctive owl in this cheerful print of scrolling leaves and berries was inspired by an embroidered bedcover stitched by Mary Newill, an associate of May Morris at the Birmingham School of Art. Printed with a slight textural feel reminiscent of a worn block print, Newill brings an Englishness to country homes.
Available in four colourways: Lemon Teal Chintz and Grey/Blue
Composition: 90% Cotton 10% Linen Width: 130 cm
Horizontal Repeat: 130 cm Vertical Repeat: 91 cm Weight: 252 gsm Domestic Usage: Upholstery, Curtains and Blinds, Cushions Contract Usage: Suitable for contract curtains, blinds and cushions Design Code - 226588
*Please note that fabric cannot be returned
*Sold in 1-metre increments
ABOUT MORRIS & CO.
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.