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Art will make our streets as beautiful as the woods. ~William Morris
Woodland Weeds is based on a Morris and Co. wallpaper design. This design has the medieval millefleur look that William Morris was so fond of but with a late Victorian repeating scroll form.
The design for Woodland Weeds wallpaper is attributed to John Henry Dearle for Morris & Co. It was first printed in 1905, nearly a decade after Morris's death in 1896. It is interesting, though, because, although it has the tidy millefleurs look that Dearle does very well, it has several characteristics that are uniquely Morris. Morris incorporated natural "imperfections" in his designs; he would design elements based on what he actually saw. A leaf might curl under, or he would present the backside of one flower, giving his designs a depth that was not commonly seen. Dearle has also done that in this design.
This tile is seamless in both directions.
Designer: William Morris, John Henry Dearle
Date: First published, 1905
Sizes: 4.25 inch 6, or 8 inch tiles
Background Colors: black, cream
4.25 inch square tiles: $43
6 inch square tiles: $51
8 inch square tiles: $71
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.
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 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.
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