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William Morris Strawberry Thief, seamless tiles

The reward of labour is life. Is that not enough? ~William Morris

Strawberry Thief

Strawberry Thief was and is the most popular of all Morris patterns to this day, and for good reason. It makes a friendly kitchen or living area pattern without being kitsch or sentimental. The blue central pattern is closest to the original implementation of Morris's design, but his designs invites other colorways and lighter variations.

Strawberry Thief was designed by William Morris after watching thrushes stealing strawberries from the garden at Kelmscott. I have several variations offered, but the foregrounds and backgrounds are interchangeable. Background colors can be changed relatively easily. Custom colors are available. See What are Minor Changes?

Designer: William Morris

Sizes: 4.25 inch 6, or 8 inch tiles

Other Colors: Backgrounds colors can be changed easily.

Available foregrounds and backgrounds

Strawberry thief tile, Sandman colorway Strawberry thief tile, Abigail colorway Strawberry thief tile, Carter colorway Strawberry thief tile, Daphne colorway Strawberry thief tile, Frito colorway Strawberry thief tile, Goose colorway Strawberry thief tile, Jazzman colorway Strawberry thief tile, Jozuf colorway Strawberry thief tile, Motley colorway Strawberry thief tile, Not-my-cat colorway Strawberry thief tile, Poppy colorway Strawberry thief tile, Puff colorway Strawberry thief tile, Rags colorway Strawberry thief tile, Razzle colorway Strawberry thief tile, Tigger colorway Strawberry thief tile, Toes colorway Strawberry thief tile, Trixie colorway Strawberry thief tile, Trouble colorway Strawberry thief tile, Walus colorway Strawberry thief tile, Ozzy colorway Strawberry thief tile, Zephyr colorway Strawberry thief tile, Shasta colorway Strawberry thief tile, Squint colorway Strawberry thief tile, Rover colorway Strawberry thief tile, Light colorway Strawberry thief, Nigel, black on white Strawberry thief, Neo colors Strawberry thief, Nuisance colors

Foreground Colorways

How to communicate the color pattern you are interested in? I've named the foreground variations after memorable cats I have known.

From Top left: Sandman on cream, Abigail on white, Carter on cream, Daphne on white, Frito on white, Goose on Forest, Jazzmin on white, Jozuf on white, Motley on sky, Not-my-cat on indigo, Poppy on cream, Puff on indigo, Rags on wine, Razzle on cream, Tigger on slate, Toes on white, Trixie on white, Trouble on forest, Wallus on white, Ozzy on slate, Zephyr on cream, Shasta on white, Squint on white, Rover on slate, Light on Victorian blue, Nigel (Black silhouette on White), Neo on Brick, Nuisance (dark gray on Victorian blue)

Backgrounds Colorways

Available background colors are: Cream, Forest, Indigo, Victorian Blue, Slate, and Wine.

Sample Tiles

You can buy a single six-inch sample using the Quick Order link below. Let me know the pattern name and your background color choice via the Contact Page.

Pricing

4.25 inch square tiles: $45

6 inch square tiles: $53

8 inch square tiles: $74

Quick Order Tiles from Textiles

The six-inch tiles are the most popular. You can quick order tiles from textiles in 6 inch. If you are ordering many tiles, or for other sizes or for different colors than those listed, see How to Order Tile.

  • Order number of tiles. After you've checked out, choose Return to Website to be redirected to a contact page where you can tell me your color preferences, ask any questions, and tell me about your project.

This only works for the US and Canada. For other countries, contact me so I can give you a shipping estimate.