John Henry Dearle (1859–1932) began his 54 years of employment with Morris & Co working in the firm's Oxford Street shop. William Morris took Dearle under his wing and trained him to work as his tapestry assistant where he created 30 patterns for wallpaper and 40 for textiles, which included the famous Golden Lily, Seaweed, Compton, Sweet Briar, Anemone, Artichoke, and Daffodil designs.
Inspired by a furnishing fabric 'Honeysuckle' of block-printed cotton, designed by William Morris, and manufactured by Wardle & Co. for Morris & Co in Leek, 1876, Nicola delights us as she adapts Morris’s subdued tones to allow summer fruit hues of peach and lime, as well as azure blue, to seep into the foliage. As if holding the grace and movement of a Geisha’s rotating fan, Japanese honeysuckle dressed in calamine to hot-pink blossom, visible from summer through to early autumn, circles another cottage garden climber with large petals streaked blackcurrant-purple, to provide a further, vibrant two-toned feast for the eye.
- Designer: Nicola Slaney
- Dimensions: H 17.00 x W 11.00 x D 11.00 cm
- Availability: Please allow up to 6 weeks for delivery
- Product Width11.00cm
- Product Height17.00cm
- Product Depth11.00cm
- Designer:Nicola Slaney
- Limited Edition Size:15
- Design Window (Style):Broad Florals