The original Arts & Crafts Movement originated in England starting about 1880 which precedes its principles and style coming to America in about 1910.
The main practitioner in England was William Morris (1834-1896) who was profoundly involved beginning in 1861 in the design and manufacture of furniture and decorative objects. Morris expanded his production capabilities when in 1881 he leased Merton Abbey where he started production of textile printing, fabric, tapestry and carper weaving. Morris himself was responsible for most of the designs used in his production
So Morris designs became the beginning expression of the Arts & Crafts aesthetic as the movement spread across the Atlantic to America. Early American devotees of the Arts & Crafts aesthetic revered Morris designs for all household goods. To quote Morris: “Have Nothing In Your House That You Do Not Know To Be Useful Or Believe To Be Beautiful”.
Graphic artist Russ Billington from which Fair Oak Workshops gets assistance is an Englishman from Salisbury in the southern UK. Russ relishes re-mastering Morris designs and one of his favorites is Brother Rabbit, a Morris design of early Merton Abbey era block printed textiles. See below Russ’ redrawn line art; this is NOT a scanned copy of a book print.
Fair Oak Workshops has opened a NEW store featuring the Brother Rabbit design printed on Throw Pillows, Table Napkins, Placemats, Table Runners, Pillow Cases, Duvet Covers, Wall Hangings and Shower Curtains all available in 6 colorways!
Here are the 8 different products:
L to R above: Throw Pillows in all 6 colors, Table Napkin in Red & White, Placemats in Black & White, Table Runner in 2 Tone Blue, Pillow Case in 2 Tone Coffee, Duvet Cover in 2 Tone Indigo, Wall Hanging in 2 Tone Coffee and Shower Curtain 2 Tone Coffee.
Here are the 6 color ways:
Shower Curtain colors L to R above: 2 Tone Indigo, 2 Tone Coffee, Red & White, Black & White, Baby Blue & White and 2 Tone Blue.
CLICK HERE to shop and order Fair Oak Workshops William Morris Brother Rabbit design Zazzle products.
These items are produced by a consortium of craftsmen organized as suppliers to Zazzle. Zazzle has a staff of PhD’s, professional artists, manufacturing gurus, patent holders, inventors and musicians who source cutting edge technology to produce apparel, paper goods, fabrics and even food. Started by Dad and 2 sons of the Beaver Family in a garage in Redwood City California in 2005, today this Silicon Valley startup is an International Brand with multiple offices and manufacturing facilities recognized in 2010 as one of the “Hottest Silicon Valley Companies“.
Zazzle claims to have over a 300 million unique product availability!
Fair Oak Workshops uses Zazzle as a supplier who arranges the manufacture of Fair Oak Workshops designs on Zazzle products. Fair Oak Workshops uses Zazzle to supply Throw Pillows, Table Linens, Pillow Cases and Duvet Covers, Ceramic Tiles, Stone Coasters, Throws, Wall Hangings and Shower Curtains.
We now have three Zazzle Stores: Helen Foster, Louis Sullivan and now William Morris designs.
CLICK HERE to shop and order a Fair Oak Workshops Helen Foster design Zazzle product.
CLICK HERE to shop and order a Fair Oak Workshops Louis Sullivan design Zazzle product.
When you order a Zazzle product from Fair Oak Workshops, you are linked directly to Zazzle who processes the order, arranges manufacture of the item and has their supplier ship to you. For using the Fair Oak Workshops designs, Zazzle pays Fair Oak Workshops a royalty for using the design and a commission for the order.
BTW, Zazzle has frequent unannounced discount promotions, so shop Fair Oak Workshops Zazzle frequently for best pricing!
Fair Oak Workshops items produced by Zazzle are manufactured in the USA of domestic and imported materials.