Floriography Spiral notebook

Size Guide

Size: 5.25″ × 8.25″ (13 × 21 cm)

Size Guide

Size: 5.25″ × 8.25″ (13 × 21 cm)

Flowers have been drawn, painted and embroidered for centuries. From cave paintings, medieval manuscripts to Tudor tapestries to wallpaper and interior designs today. Victorian artist William Morris designed furnishings of art for all to enjoy.

Here we have been inspired by his wallpaper sample book looked after by Brooklyn Museum for you to bring into your own home… or even offices and classrooms with our William Morris inspired notebooks!

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Wallpaper Sample Book, Page 33. “Leicester 481”

William Morris

Morris & Company, London, England, before 1917

Accession Number: 71.151.1

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William Morris. Lived 24th March 1834 - 3rd October 1896.

He was one of the most famous artists, craftsman, textiles designers and interior design advocates of the 19th century in Britain. He was a founder of the Arts and Crafts Movement and contributed extensively to the British textile arts, improving methods of production. His work dramatically influenced trends and fashions through the Victorian era.

Among his artistic skills, his creativity and passion for a beautiful, fulfilled life for all, he was also a poet, novelist, architectural conservationist, printer, translator, and socialist activist.

With a group of like-minded artists and craftsmen, responding to new machinery practices of manufacturing, William Morris founded Morris & Co. Utilising historic traditions of woodblock printing dating to the Medieval period, inspired by traditional patterns and designs, the firm produced wallpapers, tapestries, fabrics, furniture and stained-glass windows.

Today his woodblock printed wallpapers inspire interior design, homeware, fashion and gifting. He is most remembered for his iconic patterns such as ‘Strawberry Thief’ and ‘Willow Bough’, yet in his lifetime, Morris was most famous for his poetry. William Morris hoped his artwork would be adored and utilised every day, in homes and general life. Today they are seen as much in houses associated with his life, and modern homes, as well as art galleries and museums alike.

Wallpaper Sample Book, Page 33. “Leicester 481” William Morris Morris & Company, London, England, before 1917, Accession Number: 71.151.1

While a student, William Morris was inspired by writings about medieval art and architecture, trips to Northern France and Belgium, and wanting to design homes and their furnishings to decorate for life. Designing over 50 wallpapers, this sample book looked after by Brooklyn Museum showcases a range of his revolutionary style, printing and dyeing techniques.

• Covers with soft-touch coating
• Cover weight: 10.38 oz/yd² (352 g/m²)
• Page weight: 2.62 oz/yd² (89 g/m²)
• Metal wire-o binding
• 140 dotted pages
• Size: 5.25″ × 8.25″ (13 × 21 cm)
• Blank product sourced from the US