William Morris was a textile designer during the mid to late 1800s and, despite the passage of time, his work remains as popular as ever.
Here at Simply Oilcloth we stock five fabulous William Morris wipeable tablecloth designs. There’s William Morris Fruits Major, Golden Lily, Strawberry Thief Crimson, Strawberry Thief Slate and Willow Bough.
As you’ll see, these are incredibly intricate designs featuring the most wonderful colours and they do, quite simply, look fabulous anywhere. Customers have bought these tablecloths for both modern and traditional homes, and have sent us delightful pictures of the tablecloths in situ on kitchen tables as well as on formal dining tables. This versatility and timeless quality goes some way to explain their enduring popularity.
More about William Morris
According to the Morris and Co website), William Morris (1834-1896) is regarded one of the most outstanding figures of the Arts and Crafts Movement.
William Morris was influenced by the ideas and writings of Thomas Carlyle and John Ruskin, who sought to redress class inequality and improve society by reinstating the values of the past. He formed a decorating business, Morris, Marshall, Faulkner & Co, which was controversial at the time as it denounced the ‘progress’ of the machine age by rejecting unnecessary mechanical intervention.
The website says: “William Morris is perhaps best known for his wallpaper and fabric designs but he also designed and made embroideries, tapestries and stained-glass, reviving many of the traditional arts which had been swept away by industrialisation. Before he mastered each craft, he learnt every stage of the hand making process and understood his materials thoroughly so that he could get the best results and teach others.”
Since 2003 Morris & Co. has been part of Walker Greenbank PLC, an international group of companies which design, manufacture, market and distribute wallcoverings, furnishing fabrics and associated products.
Browse our range of William Morris wipeable tablecloths.