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Morris & Co - Sweet Briar Fabric

Color: Indigo/Red

Always recognising that true beauty has its thorns, J.H. Dearle designed Sweet Briar in 1912. Depicting the small rose heads flowering pleasantly amongst the barbed stems, this is the tender yet honest view of nature that characterised the Morris & Co. output under Dearle and Morris. Indigo & Red is joined by Boughs & Rose and Peach & Teal colourways.


Composition: 100% Cotton

Width: 137cm
Horizontal Repeat: 27cm
Vertical Repeat: 53cm
Martindale: 20000
Domestic Usage: Upholstery, Curtains and Blinds, Cushions
Contract Usage: Suitable for contract curtains, blinds and cushions
Design Code: Indigo/Red - DMC130202, Boughs/Rose - 227240, Mineral/Linen - 227241

*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.