Morris & Co. Merton Abbey: Washing chintz in the Wandle

Morris & Co. Merton Abbey: Washing chintz in the Wandle

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Area Merton
Copyright 1 William Morris Gallery, London Borough of Waltham Forest
Stakeholder Image WMG
Picture Reference MerMor_​19_​8-6
Original Format Photo
Notes / History The cloth or silk was washed in the River Wandle. Having washed the cloth it was then laid out to dry along the banks of the river. After this the silk would have been dyed and then made ready to be printing.

Morris & Co were at Merton for around
60 years. The company used many old and traditional methods.

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