• $15.00
    Unit price per 

Using authentic Japanese washi tape paper, metallic foiling and a touch of varnish for protection, our Anemone/Floralia washi tape set will bring a pop of colour to your bullet journal spread.

This double-pack is inspired by two of Irish illustrator William Kilburn's (1745–1818) best known textile designs. The artist behind William Curtis’ Flora Londinensis, a comprehensive book on 18th-century English botany, Kilburn was also a leading designer and printer of calico.

With winding twigs, colourful petals and undulating seaweed, Kilburn’s unique ability to blend local flora with exotic plants is on full display in this design. This characteristic sense of creative freedom became so sought after that by the late 1700s his style was widely imitated. To protect his signature patterns, Kilburn became an activist for artists’ rights, fighting in court to defend copyright in the textile industry. Sadly, Kilburn was unsuccessful in stopping his designs from being copied, and he died bankrupt in 1818.

It is our honour to bring an original William Kilburn print back to life here. His name may not be familiar, but we see Kilburn’s influence in the work of textile artists like William Morris who have followed in his footsteps, and in the copyright laws that protect artists today.

Tape width: 15mm
Tape length: 10m

Only 1 left!