Saturday, July 2, 2011

The Next Morris Collection-Sneak Peek

from Morris & Company

We're always working ahead in the fabric business. Here's what's happening in July that customers will see in November. The sales reps have the sample cards of the next William Morris collection I am doing with Moda. They'll be showing it to the shop owners over the next few weeks.

Morris & Company will have 40 different pieces in the collection. Eight prints in a variety of colorways. We've scheduled it for delivery in November (with precuts a little earlier.)

Eyebright will blend nicely with the larger prints

This collection highlights William Morris’s skills at translating nature into pattern.  Eyebright, above, is a tiny alpine bloom.
One of the larger prints is the showy Anemone, a floral that reveals Morris’s close observation of his garden.  

Brother Rabbit
Brother Rabbit features visitors with whom he shared the garden---birds and rabbits.

The large print Wandle was named by Morris “to honor our helpful stream,” the river that flowed near the dyeworks, providing water for the coloring processes as well as a lovely landscape. The diagonal with it's branches (tributaries) symbolizes the river.  

Pink & Rose
Morris called this carnation print Pink and Rose. Pink is an old-fashioned name for carnation.
The accent color in this collection is a burnt orange. The colors echo the shades of the natural dyes so important to Morris’s vision.


Wreath intertwines across the surface

This large direction print is one of at least two honeysuckle prints by Morris and Company.We used a black background for drama.

Morris & Company will inspire all who love the Arts and Crafts look for quilts, clothing and decorating.
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  1. The new line just looks beautiful, can't wait until November.

  2. Love what you showed so far! I can tell I am in trouble...will NEED some of it. How large are the anemones? OOHHHH hurry November!

  3. Oh wow -- they're all beautiful but the Wandle and the Brother Rabbit were particularly stunning to me! :)

  4. Looks wonderful - can't wait to see it in person!

  5. absolutely love some of these, will need some special patterns to really show up the beautiful fabrics!

  6. I am so excited to see another William Morris line. I have loved every line. It will be released just in time for my birthday so I know exactly what I'm getting myself:) Beautiful colors.

  7. Beautiful prints, will look gorgeous in a quilt.


  8. Just beautiful. I love them all.

  9. Oh, these are just wonderful. I especially love the first, paler version of Anemone and the Eyebright. I can hardly wait until these are released! Just beautiful.

  10. I am definitely going to pre-order this collection and start thinking about a design for the Bake Shop.

  11. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [03 Jul 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

  12. Looks like another gorgeous line!!

  13. William Morris designs just make my heart happy! thanks for making more of them available. Look forward to their arrival. thanks for sharing

  14. I love the care you take in creating your reproduction fabrics. My wife and I love the Arts & Crafts period and are thrilled to have William Morris reproductions to make our quilts with.