Morris & Co 'Strawberry Thief Velvet - Mulberry/Slate' Fabric

Dating back to 1883, Strawberry Thief is one of Morris & Co.’s most iconic designs. This velvet interpretation retains the same enchanting detail of the original which was said to be inspired by the thrushes Morris found stealing fruit from his kitchen garden.

Captivating, bold and beautiful, Strawberry Thief Velvets' exquisite colour palette introduces a new Mulberry/Slate colourway alongside two authentic colourways. Strawberry Thief Velvet is suitable or drapes and upholstery. Available in three colourways: Mulberry/Slate, Indigo/Thyme and Crimson/Slate


Composition: 88% Cotton, 12% Polyester, 100% Cotton Pile

Width: 133 cm
Horizontal Repeat: 44 cm
Vertical Repeat: 52 cm
Domestic Usage: Upholstery, Curtains and Blinds, Cushions
Contract Usage: Suitable for contract upholstery, curtains, blinds and cushions
Design Code - 236931

*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.