Meet the Play mat: The Blackthorn

Meet the Play mat: The Blackthorn

The Blackthorn is an adored, timeless design from our initial Morris & Co. collaboration collection, launched in 2022. With an iconic pattern it brings a heritage feel into the space it is styled.   


The Colour Palette

For the colour palette, The Blackthorn uses a deep oxford blue background, which is livened with bejewelled tones from nature for the motif. The immersive pattern appears to have been picked straight from nature and is ideal for working into modern traditional interiors.


The Pattern History

Heritage group Morris & Co, nurtured by influential Arts & Crafts pioneer William Morris, uphold the same values today, that its founding father in the nineteenth century was driven by. That is to live alongside considered, crafted objects, to see beauty in simplicity and to be inspired by nature. The Blackthorn motif was designed for wallpaper by J.H. Dearle in 1892 and was first adapted for machine printed fabric in 1975 by Sanderson.

The Vision


The Stats
Because we know one size doesn't fit all, The Blackthorn is available in all four sizes from our collection. From the Standard size, our large wipeable playing mat that is ideal for all the family to enjoy playtime together on the floor, to the narrow Runner size, which can be used as a comfy kitchen or standing mat in the home.