Trellis was designed in 1864 by William Morris, inspired by the rose trellis in the garden of Red House - his home in Bexleyheath. Trellis was the first wallpaper Morris designed, along with Daisy and Fruit; since they were all produced using a hand-printing process, it took a long time to do and therefore was expensive. Each colour within the design required a separate block - so these three designs, with 12 blocks each required to create the intricate patterns, were put on hold until the early 1870s when Morris, Marshall, Faulkner & Co. had enough money to finance the designs.
The birds within the design, as with other patterns with naturistic elements, were designed by his good friend Philip Webb.
As with all our products, Trellis is printed and manufactured here in the United Kingdom. If you'd like a sample of any of our fabrics, please contact us.
Our licensed designs by William Morris, are printed both size and colour-wise to our own specifications to best suit our products.