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Decorate your favorite spaces with these eye-catching items made by Morris & Co fabrics. Bring to life the artistry, vision and authentic style of William Morris.

“Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.” – William Morris

 

 

Morris & Co Eye-Catching Decor Items

 

 

 

Morris & Co – The heritage of William Morris

William Morris (1834-1896) believed that everyone has the right to a beautiful home.

Morris & Co was founded by William Morris who was one of the greatest English designers, and also a poet, artist, philosopher, typographer and political theorist.  In 1861 he started with friends the decorating business providing beautiful, handcrafted products and furnishings for the home. Morris was motivated by the desire to provide affordable ‘art for all’ and driven by his boundless enthusiasm, the output of the company was prolific. Known for the wallpaper and fabric designs, the company became known as Morris & Co. They enjoyed long period of growth but also suffered mixed fortunes, particularly during the turbulent years of the First and Second World Wars.

In 1940 Morris & Co went into voluntary liquidation but the design archives and remaining wallpaper stock were purchased by another household name in home furnishings (Arthur Sanderson and Sons).

 

Morris & Co – Fabric Collections Kelmscott & Merton

Designed by Eleanor Walton

Last year, Morris & Co has launched two new fabric collections: Kelmscott and Merton. During the design process of the Morris & Co fabric collections the designers were continually striving to uphold the ethics and ethos of the founder, in everything they did. They curated and adapted Morris’ wonderful work for the way we live in now in the 21st century, remaining to the spirit and the beauty of the originals. The collections are maintaining all the marks of the original craftmanship. It was very important to present iconic Morris patterns that are known and loved internationally. The designers looked at the original production log books and made sure the palette is authentic. See the featured collections here:

Kelmscott by Morris and Co for FreeSpirit

Featured designs: Strawberry Thief, Bachelors Button, Marigold, Lily Leaf.

Inspired by Kelmscott Manor, the Cotswold retreat of William Morris, this new collection celebrates the extraordinary patterns and details within Morris’ work. The classic designs are beautifully complemented by a selection of larger and smaller scale co-ordinates in light and fresh colorways.

 

Merton by Morris and Co for FreeSpirit

Featured designs: Snakeshead, Chrysanthemum, Chrysanthemum Toile and Willow Boughs.

Named after Merton Abbey Mills, where much of William Morris’ design work and production took place, this collection features classic Morris designs recreated in the new, contemporary color palettes. Infuse your interior with heritage design reimagined for modern living.

 

 

Get Inspired by these Morris & Co eye-catchers and DIY!

Do It Yourself Morris&Co

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pincushion

Tools & materials: Template, sewing machine, fabric, scissors, thread, pins and stuffing material

  1. Use our free pattern
  2. Cut out the template
  3. Pin the template to your wished fabric and cut out
  4. Edgestitch the two different fabrics together
  5. Fill in with stuffing material

PDF: Pattern Pincushion Morris & Co

 

Potpourri bagsPotpourri Bags Morris & Co

Tools & materials: template, sewing machine, fabric, scissors, thread, pins, stuffing material and craft cord.

  1. Use our free pattern
  2. Cut out the template
  3. Pin the template to your wished fabric and cut out
  4. Edgestitch the two sides and bottom
  5. Fill with a nice smell, soap or stuffing material
  6. Tie the craft cord on the top to close

PDF: Pattern Potpourri Morris & Co

 

LampshadeLampshade Morris & Co

Tools & materials: Template, sewing machine, fabric, scissors, thread, pins, double-sided tape and a plain lampshade

  1. Use our free pattern
  2. Cut out the template
  3. Pin the template to your wished fabric and cut out like the instructions on the pattern
  4. Edgestitch like instructions on the template
  5. Pin the fabric onto your plain lampshade
  6. Use double-sided tape or glue on the top and bottomline inside your plain lampshade and fold to bind
  7. Let it dry. If needed you can use clothespins so that the fabric will fit perfectly to the lampshade

PDF: Lampshade Morris and Co

 

Pillowcase

Tools & materials: Template, sewing machine, fabric, scissors, thread, pins and stuff material/pillows

  1. Use our free pattern
  2. Cut out the template
  3. Pin the template to your wished fabric and cut out
  4. Edgestitch the fabrics like instructions on template
  5. Fill in with pillow or stuffing material

PDF: Pillowcase Morris & Co

 

 

Fabric birds

Birds Fabric Morris & Co

Tools & materials: template, sewing machine, 2 contrasting fabrics, scissors, marking pencil, thread, pins, stuffing material and craft cord.

  1. Use our free pattern (sew and fold instructions included)
  2. Cut out the template from 2 contrasting pieces of fabric
  3. Pin the template to the fabric(s) and cut out
  4. Pin 1 edge of the belly to the body, right sides together starting at the tail
  5. Sew the 2 pieces together using a straight stitch from dot to dot
  6. Sew the head seam together from dot to dot
  7. Turn the bird the right side out and stuff it
  8. Cut three parts of craft cord and add them into the tail
  9. Fold end and sew the tail

PDF: Birds Morris & Co