This licensed William Morris Merton Blue design was first produced in 1888. Merton is, named after Merton Abbey which William Morris acquired in June 1881 for his workshops for his company Morris & Co. The Abbey complex included buildings for textile printing and stained glass making plus fabric, tapestry and carpet weaving. The fact this beautiful design was named after such an important milestone in Morris’ life - acquiring the mill and all he created from that, makes it a really important and well loved Morris design.
Just like all our fabric, Merton 100% cotton was printed in the United Kingdom.
Our William Morris Merton has been printed onto 152 cm wide cotton with a 2.5cm salve edge on either side. The pattern repeat is 35cm. 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.