William Morris prints from Dobbies

William Morris prints from Dobbies

Among other things, William Morris was a Textile Designer and Artist who is highly associated with the British Arts and Crafts Movement. He was a major contributor to the revival of traditional British textile arts and methods of production. His literary contributions helped to establish the modern fantasy genre.

His prints have become ever popular and now you can purchase your very own in store at Dobbies Garden Centres.

SNAKESHEAD DESIGN

  • This pattern was first produced in collaboration with dye chemist Thomas Wardle (English, 1831–1909) in 1877, after three months of experimentation. Wardle’s company continued to print selected Morris patterns, and when Thomas died in 1909, his son Bernard maintained this relationship. Unlike woven textiles, the printed textiles are marked with Morris & Co.’s logo on their selvages (outer edges), and the different styles of the typeface offer clues to when a fabric was actually made. The selvages of this example indicate that it was made some time between 1925 and 1940.     

WHERE TO PURCHASE

You can purchase these prints in store at Dobbies – see their website here to find your local centre > https://www.dobbies.com/

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