Mercia Vines Linen


The English Mercia collection is Susy Paisley’s tribute to one of the greatest conservation parables ever written, The Lorax by Dr Seuss. The species in the design are based on real world English equivalents of the imaginary species that feature in the Lorax story – inhabiting the region of the ancient kingdom of Mercia. 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 are now thriving. Other flowers include several species of clover, Pheasant’s eye, crested cowwheat, Stinking iris, whorled millifoil, Carthusian pinks, Herb Paris, wintergreen and blossoms of a rare old English breed of apple.

Companion prints include Mercia Ribbons and Mercia bees, featuring details from this larger scale design.

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Fabric type: Pure linen, from flax grown in France, woven and printed in the UK

Composition: 100% natural linen

These designs are available in natural pure English linen of a medium weight of 250g or a heavyweight 450g bleached linen

Usage: The lighter 250g fabric is best for drapery and light upholstery, and the 450g fabric is wonderful for heavier use upholstery.

Colourways: Natural, Cream, Deep Blue, and Slate

Care: Dry clean only

Pattern repeat: Half drop

Horizontal/Vertical repeat: 54″ (137.2cm) / 27″ (68.6cm) (in fact this design has an unusual repeat of a 3/4 drop of each repeat unit of 27″ x 27″, but using the full width of the fabric the repeat works as a half drop. For curtain makers, if you are matching the full width, order an extra 13.5″ (34.3cm), and if you are pattern matching a half width, you would need an extra 20.25″ (51.45cm).)

Printed width of fabric: 54″ (137.2 cm).

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Cream, Deep Blue, Natural, Slate, Verdigris


Heavy-weight bleached, Medium-weight natural

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