WORDS Michaela Stehr
The Melsetter collection from fabric and wallpaper brand Morris & Co, is now available in South Africa.
The range features 10 beautiful wallpapers, seven prints and seven embroideries that pay homage to May Morris (1862 – 1938), an esteemed embroiderer, designer, teacher and campaigner, who was also the daughter of Morris & Co. founder, William Morris.
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This cheerful design was inspired by an embroidery bedcover stitched by Mary Newill, an associate of May Morris at the Birmingham School of Art. It lends itself perfectly to nursery schemes with its powder blue and blush pink tones. Canopy: Newill Paint: @sanderson1860 Light Rose
“Melsetter showcases the incredible talents of May Morris and other leading female embroiders from the Arts and Crafts movement,” says Rebecca Craig, Head Of Design at Morris & Co. “Their flawless techniques and distinctive style earned a place in our hearts, deserving to be recognised and enjoyed. May’s commitment to her own creative vision and to her father’s ideals are celebrated in Melsetter, a collection of beautiful, useable fabrics and wallpapers, each with their own historical provenance.”
The collection is available exclusively through St Leger & Viney. For more information, visit stleger.co.za.