William Morris Seaweed Pencil Tin Set - Contains 12 Pencils
A stylish and practical way to store your pencils. This pencil tin with UV printed lid features the Seaweed print designed by John Henry Dearle for Morris & Co between 1880 - 1917 and was inspired by Dearle's mentor William Morris.
Includes 12 black pencils.
Tin measures: 20 cm (long) x 6 cm (wide) x 2.5 cm (deep). Made in the UK.
The Seaweed pattern was designed as a wallpaper by John Henry Dearle for Morris & Co. in the late C19th. Dearle began his long employment with Morris & Co working as a teenager in the firm's Oxford Street shop. William Morris took him under his wing and trained him to work firstly in the stain glass and then as his tapestry assistant. By the early 1880s, Dearle was responsible for training tapestry assistants for the firm. His natural aptitude for design then lead him to becoming, alongside May Morris, the key designer for embroidery patterns at Morris & Co. After the death of William Morris, Dearle became Art Director of Morris & Co.