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William Morris Lodden

Morris & Co. Tiles from Textiles

Excuse me, but you omitted the ceremony of signing the cheque; a thing I have often done myself: I reinclose it, so please sign it & send it back to us; if you don't think better of it. Yours very truly, ~William Morris, 4 January 1889, Merton Abbey, Surry. Letter to John Carruthers

About Lodden

Lodden was designed by William Morris and made at Merton Abbey in 1883. It was originally block printed on cotton fabric but was later sold as wallpaper and adapted for a rug. Lodden has a very large repeat, more suited for a mural than tiles. I have two adaptations of Lodden for tile, in light and dark variations.

Lodden is available as a border tile (seamless on the horizontal) and as backsplash / fireplace tiles (seamless in both directions)

Lodden Borders

Border tiles are seamless on the horizontal only.

Light Borders

Light borders are available with white, gray, or cream backgrounds. From top left: Blue and Gold white background, Blue and White, Morris colors on cream, Blues on Cream, Reds and Grays on light cream, Cool Lodden on White

William Morris Lodden Tile, blue and gold on white white lodden variation WilliamMorrisTile.com William Morris Lodden Tile, blue and white lodden variation WilliamMorrisTile.com William Morris Lodden Tile, traditional colors on cream variation WilliamMorrisTile.com William Morris Lodden Tile, Lodden in blues on cream variation WilliamMorrisTile.com William Morris Lodden Tile, Lodden in reds and grays on light Cream variation WilliamMorrisTile.com William Morris Lodden Tile, Lodden in cool colors on white variation WilliamMorrisTile.com

Dark Borders

From top left: indigo background, cobalt blue background, black background

William Morris Lodden Tile, indigo background variation WilliamMorrisTile.com William Morris Lodden Tile, cobalt background variation WilliamMorrisTile.comWilliam Morris Lodden Tile, black background variation WilliamMorrisTile.com

Designer: William Morris

Sizes: 4.25 inch, 6 inch, or 8 tiles

Background Colors: Black,Cobalt, Indigo

Lodden Border Pricing

4.25 inch square tiles: $46 each

6 inch square tiles: $53 each

8 inch square tiles: $76 each

Lodden variation from Morris & Co. swatch book, 1900-1910 (V&A). Fewer and different colors from the first Lodden produced at Merton Abby in 1883.

Lodden variation from Morris & Co. swatch book, 1900-1910 (V&A).

The design modifications are probably the work of John Henry Dearle. It has fewer and different colors than the first Lodden produced at Merton Abby in 1883.

Lodden Backsplash and Fireplace Tiles

The Lodden Backsplash and Fireplace tiles are available in indigo only. Lodden has a large repeat, making it a better candidate for large tiles. Shown to scale are the available tile sizes. All are seamless in both directions.

Square Tiles

Left: 8 inch only. Right: 4.25 inch / 6 inch tiles (four tiles form a complete repeat)

William Morris Lodden tiles with dark cobalt background, 8 inch and 4.25 inch/6 inch.

Rectangular Tiles

Left: 8 x 6 inch tile. Right: 6 x 8 inch tile. Both are seamless in both directions.

William Morris Lodden tiles with dark cobalt background.

Lodden Backsplash / Fireplace Tile Pricing

Please contact me for a quote.

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