ABOUT William Morris

William Morris (24 March 1834 - 3 October 1896) is one of the most respected English textile designer, artist, writer, and socialist of the 19th century. 

 

Associated with the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood and a pioneer of the English Arts and Crafts Movement his medieval-inspired drawings are noted for their remarkable renderings of interweaving flora and fauna, especially fruits and birds. The designs demonstrate a depth of tones, richness in colours and graduation of tints.

 

We at Surrey Linen Company are proud to be one of the UK's leading companies for selected ranges of original William Morris soft furnishings like curtains, cushions, dining co-ordinates and home accessories. 

"The true secret of happiness lies in taking a genuine interest in all the details of daily life. Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful."

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- William Morris

12 ICONIC William Morris Prints

RED MINOR STRAWBERRY THIEF

Our best selling print. This pattern features cheeky thrushes snaffling fruit from the Orchards at Kelmscott Manor.

LODDEN

A beautiful Morris pattern of 1883 featuring scrolling flowers and foliage.

 

GOLDEN LILY

A predominately green tapestry-like pattern with bursts of orange lilies.

CRAY

Cray features an original printed fabric design on a duck egg background which Morris had adapted from 17th century cut velvet he had seen at the Victoria and Albert Museum.

HONEYSUCKLE

Intriguing floral print in warm green tones and bursts of yellow and orange colours.

FRUITS

The print is also known as Pomegranate. This pattern features peaches, oranges, lemons and pomegranates in a tile-like format.

WILLOW BOUGH GREEN

A dense leaf pattern in subtle shade of green and brown on a cream background which can be seen in Jane Morris's.

CHRYSANTHEMUM

Traditionally printed using wooden blocks, this wonderfully ornate Morris design was also available as a richly stencilled embossed paper to imitate imported Japanese Leather.

COMPTON

Print in beautiful delicate blue tones

SNAKESHEAD

The dramatic flame like motif and alternating spiky clusters of foliage seem held in suspension by the delicate scrolling tendrils that form the background.

PIMPERNEL

The design is a complex structure of tulip flowers and leaves in a swirling pattern, resting on a contrasting  background and reversing to a delicate small scale scrolling floral co-ordinate. 

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