What Morris described as 'the art of dyeing' provided his materials with their characteristic soft colours in opposition to the crude 'modern and commercial' methods of printing on cloth. Many of his chosen flowers had strong personal associations with the places where he lived and worked.

  • Purchased from Morris & Co through Friends of Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery, 1940
  • © Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery


Association Artist Organisation
Manufacturer - Morris & Co
Designer William Morris -


Type Position(s) Method Date(s) Notes
R1975/ 3/4 yd 794/ for 4/- (outside)/ Morris & Company,/ Art Workers, Ltd./ 17, St George Street,/ Hanover Square,/ London, W.1./ Phone Mayfair 1664 (inside, printed).
Label top right Handwritten -


Catalogue No. Venue Date(s)
Dye, Print, Stich: The Work of Sir Thames and Lady Wardle
- The Silk Industry Museum, Macclesfield 2009-07-11 - 2009-09-27


Author(s) Date(s) Publisher Pages
Textiles by William Morris and Morris & Co 1861-1940
Emmeline Leary, Mr Oliver Fairclough 1981 Thames and Hudson, London P19


Morris & Co, 1940; Friends of Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery, 1940

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