Mercia Vines, CreamRegular price $ 290.00
This is one of our most popular designs – a whimsical and happy design with an unusual undulating composition. This pattern is composed of English species suggested by the imaginary species in Dr Suess’s The Lorax. The humming fish are represented by great crested newts, the precious truffula trees are clover flowers whilst the playful barballoots are the red squirrels. The bees which also feature in a companion print are short-haired bumblebees – a wonderful conservation success story as they were extinct in the UK but acres of flower-rich meadows were planted in Kent, the bees were reintroduced and now buzz about with other rare bees benefitting from this rich habitat. Other flowers include several species of clover, Pheasant’s eye, crested cow-wheat, Stinking iris, whorled millifoil, Carthusian pinks, Herb Paris, wintergreen and blossoms of a rare old English breed a apple. Great great grandfather snail is the lagoon spire snail (thought extinct, but recently found in Chichester harbour).
Companion prints include Mercia Ribbons and Mercia Bees, featuring details from this larger scale design.
• Each roll is 27.6" x 10.9 yards
• Repeat: 27.6" Three-Quarter Drop
• Printed to order, 2-3 week lead time.
• The designs are printed on Uncoated Non-woven 147gsm. This design will also be available on Coated Non-woven 147gsm. The uncoated wallpaper has a matt finish and vibrant but gentle, muted colours. The Coated wallpaper has a slight shine, is more wipeable and has deeper colours.
• Fire certified for both Europe and the USA. Classified to BS En 13501-1-1:2002, class B, s1, d0
Multi colored illustration on a charcoal background
Newton Paisley designs tell the stories of endangered and neglected species, whilst rejoicing in their extraordinary diversity and beauty. Their mission is to celebrate nature and inspiring people to create beautiful, biophilic home-habitats. As reported by Pattern Observer, flora and fauna make up fully 70% of the textile design market across fashion and home interiors, yet often these designs are lick-and-stick or lacking context in the natural world. Newton Paisley designs are different – full of geeky specificity, authenticity, narrative, love…. Each design tells stories of neglected and endangered species, and, even better, contributes towards the preservation of critical wild habitat.