This Licensed William Morris design was first produced in 1876, the design is named after the small pimpernel flowers rather than the large poppies that dominate it. This is the first example of Morris using a turnover pattern, throughout Morris’ work, you can see the influences he had at different periods of his life, after the creation of this design for example, he abandoned the tonal shading in the Pimpernel design in favour of lighter or more linear patterns. William Morris Pimpernel can be seen in the Billiard Room at Wightwick Manor which is incredibly beautiful. This design has a grey background and cream poppies, we also have the design available in Pimpernel Green.
Our products are both printed and manufactured in the United Kingdom, are licensed designs by William Morris, and are printed both size and colour-wise to our own specifications to best suit our products.