Sweet Briar was designed by John Henry Dearle in 1912 as a wallpaper, soon used afterwards as a fabric. Dearle was a British textile and stained-glass designer who was trained by William Morris and eventually, following Morris’ influences of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood rose to become Morris & Co.’s chief designer by 1890 and, following Morris’ death in 1896, he was appointed Art Director, and became the principle stained glass designer upon the death of Edward Burne-Jones in 1898. Dearle always remained close to Morris’s visions and influences, as shown by this beautiful Sweet Briar design, made up by a soft cream background, the climbing rose stems in green and soft brown and pink sweet briar roses prominent within the design.
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. If you'd like a sample of William Morris Sweet Briar, don't hesistate to get in touch!