Thursday, January 23, 2014

Thoroughly Modern Morris

Speaking of beautiful and useful....

 From Moda, Morris Modernized by Barbara Brackman based on the designs of C.F.A. Voysey.

C.F.A. Voysey (1857-1941) was an "informal successor to William Morris, a next generation designer who took Morris tradition well into the twentieth century,"  Morris' design influence shows up in Voysey's textiles and wallpaper patterns and his use of plants and birds as themes. 
-  from Material Culture, the blog of quilt historian Barbara Brackman.


At Quilter's Fancy and other online, and bricks and mortar fabric purveyors, we can find Morris Modernized as well as other fabric design lines based on the work of William Morris. These include: 

Dear William, by Michele Hill for In the Beginning,

The Morris Apprentice, by Barbara Brackman for Moda,

Morris Meadows, by Michele Hill,

and Morris and Company, by Barbara Brackman for Moda.

Birds and flowers. A few of our very favorite things.

1 comment:

Barbara Brackman said...

Thanks for showing the Morris prints Laura---and the pickle sisters