This Licensed William Morris Design was first produced in May 1882. It is also known sometimes as Brer Rabbit and was inspired and named after a character in Uncle Remus, His song and Sayings by J.C.Harris (1881) which William Morris would read to his daughters Jenny and May. The design was first produced at Merton Abbey using the Indigo discharge method of printing. The Birds and rabbits within the design were drawn Morris' close friend and colleague, Philip Webb.
Just like all our designs, Brother Rabbit 100% cotton is printed in the UK. Our cotton fabric is so versatile of what you can make from it, be sure to check out our inspiration page for ideas!
The cotton fabric is 152 cm wide including a 2.5cm each side salve edge. The pattern repeat is 18cm. For the fabric length, it's sold by the half metre, so you can choose your length using the drop down above. If you order more than 0.5m in the same order, it will be sent as a continuous length.
Our cotton, heavyweight and drill cotton fabric are all machine washable at 30 degrees. As with all natural fibres, cotton will contract so slight shrinkage should be allowed for. Please wash the fabric face to face to make sure there is less abrasion on the pattern from the washing machine. Our pvc fabric is wipe clean only, please wipe with warm soapy water to wash.
We use high quality cotton fabric which is printed in the United Kingdom. Our printer is a long-established British printer. If you would like a closer look at any of our fabrics, you can get in touch and we’ll be happy to send you a free sample if you’re within the UK. Every single one of our William Morris designs are licensed Morris designs. We print and manufacture all of our William Morris designs to our own specifications in terms of both size and colour to best suit our products. We can keep our fabric cheaper than competitors by printing within the UK and reducing transport costs, we are exclusively an online retailer and therefore we don’t need to pay for flashy showrooms! When you purchase from Laura’s Beau, you are purchasing your product directly from the manufacturer and so we can dictate our prices and keep them competitive. So - buy British and buy with confidence that you’re purchasing a licensed William Morris design.