The William Morris Society

The William Morris Society "I do not want art for a few, anymore than education for a few, or freedom for a few." William Morris 1879.
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The William Morris Society is a charitable organisation whose aim is to promote the life and work of designer, writer and socialist William Morris, one of the most outstanding figures of the nineteenth century whose influence and ideas remain as important today as they were in his own lifetime. Membership to the Society includes a number of benefits such as a quarterly newsletter, the Journal of William Morris Studies and a range of talks and events relating to Morris's life and works. We also run a small museum at our premises in Hammersmith, London, in the basement and Coach House of Morris's last home. THE MUSEUM (FREE ENTRY) Kelmscott House dates from the 1780s and Morris lived here from 1878 until his death in 1896. The Coach House, Library and Basement rooms are open to the public on Thursday and Saturday afternoons from 2-5pm. There are frequent demonstrations on Morris's printing press, and a well stocked shop. MORRIS AT KELMSCOTT HOUSE Soon after moving into Kelmscott House, Morris began experiments with weaving. He set up a tapestry loom in his ground floor bedroom and carpet looms in the Coach House. The latter were moved to his new works at Merton Abbey in 1881. The small rugs and carpets made here are known as Hammersmith rugs and bear the woven device of a hammer in the border. During the 1870s Morris had become increasingly active in politics. In 1883 he joined the Socialist Democratic Federation and established a branch which met in the Coach House. When he left the Federation in 1885 to form the Socialist League the meetings continued with many distinguished speakers such as Lucy Parsons, Peter Kropotkin and Annie Besant. This tradition continues today with speakers most weekends including Tony Benn. In his last years Morris embarked upon printing by establishing the Kelmscott Press in nearby properties. The Chaucer, the press's greatest book, was completed shortly before he died and one of the proofing presses used in its printing is now on permanent display. THE COLLECTION We hold the archive of the Kelmscott Fellowship and the Women’s Guild of Arts. Founded in 1918 by May Morris, Emery Walker and AH Verstage, the Kelmscott Fellowship was the forerunner of the William Morris Society, and they merged in 1966. With May Morris at its first President, the Fellowship aimed to keep Morris legacy alive through a series of events and exhibitions, and through an active membership which included Walter Crane, Georgiana Burne-Jones and Emery Walker. The Women’s Guild of Arts was established in 1904 as a reaction to the lack of professional art organisations willing to admit women. May Morris was responsible for organising the may lectures and events that appealed to a wide range of craftswomen. The archive includes minutes of meetings, accounts and membership lists. The collection contains a number of Kelmscott Press titles and working proofs as well as the only printing press used by Morris left in the country. Dating from c1835 it is fully operational and used on a regular basis by our artist in residence. The Society has a comprehensive collection of Morris and Company wallpapers, watercolour designs, and a selection of textiles, ranging from a Hammersmith rug and woven hangings to printed cottons, silks and embroideries. EDUCATION As a writer, designer, printer, passionate socialist and pioneer of the Arts and Crafts Movement William Morris remains an influential and inspirational figure. The Society offers many ways to learn about and enjoy the work of this eminent Victorian. Learning Outside the Classroom Visits from schools and local children are vital in strengthening the Society’s links to the community. Over the past 10 years, curator Helen Elletson has been working hard to expand our programme of educational activities. We particularly welcome pupils from Years 5 and 6 who are studying the Victorian period. You can choose between programmes on art, literacy and history and we tailor the learning to suit your needs. Learn about the Arts and Crafts Movement with an up-close look at fascinating artefacts including original textile designs, wallpaper samples, furniture, embroidery and Pre-Raphaelite drawings. Ten and eleven-year-olds can have a go at textile designing, weaving and painting on acetate to create their own “stained glass”. The success of these visits shows that traditional crafts that take their inspiration from Nature can still have a role in the lives of today’s gadget-obsessed kids. Citizenship Programme for Key Stage 2 and 3 Kelmscott House is now offering an innovative Citizenship programme with cross-curricular links to English and History for Key Stage 2 and 3. Teachers, go to the citizenship page to read more about the programme, how you can book your class to take part at the museum, or download the resources to carry out the workshops offsite. http://www.williammorrissociety.org.uk/citizenship.shtml ALSO Keep an eye out for FREE half-term and summer break drop in workshops! Here is just a small selection of quotes from the thank-you letters Helen received from the pupils of Year 6, Forty Hill Primary School, Enfield, who visited Kelmscott House in December 2008. “I didn’t know that he used a presser to produce his work plus he used stamps to put words in his books (wow that must have took a long time).” Pervin “William Morris is my favourite artist.” Sonny

WMS curator Mallory has been awesome enough to put together this beautiful rainbow for our Rainbows of Hope project. Any...
03/06/2020

WMS curator Mallory has been awesome enough to put together this beautiful rainbow for our Rainbows of Hope project. Anyone is welcome to take part, just put together a William Morris inspired rainbow of your own and send it to us at [email protected] and we'll share them on our social media platforms. Alternative you can post them yourselves and tag us! Whichever you prefer. Stay safe and have a wonderful day everybody!

Hello everyone! We know being stuck indoors for lockdown can be a pain, that's why we've set up a fantastic online WMS e...
01/06/2020
William Morris Society Exhibition

Hello everyone! We know being stuck indoors for lockdown can be a pain, that's why we've set up a fantastic online WMS exhibition. Here you can get inspired by the very best of Morris's works, all from the comfort of your own home. Stay safe everybody, and do enjoy the exhibition!

https://wms-exhibition.co.uk/

The William Morris Society was founded in 1955 to make the life, work and ideas of William Morris (1834-96) better known.  Our purpose is to share knowledge of the life and works of William Morris amongst our members and the wider public. We do this through our publications, events, education progr...

Hi All! Amazing to think June's here already..! How time flies when you're stuck indoors! This months Object of the Mont...
01/06/2020

Hi All! Amazing to think June's here already..! How time flies when you're stuck indoors! This months Object of the Month is... The History of Godfrey of Boloyne!

Of the several Kelmscott Press books within our collection, one that has a particularly interesting provenance and a fascinating story behind it is The History of Godefrey of Boloyne and the Conquest of Jerusalem. Printed in Troy type, with the list of chapter headings and glossary in Chaucer type, the Society’s edition of Godefrey of Boloyne was one of six printed in vellum at Morris’s Kelmscott Press in 1893. Priced at twenty guineas, the publication is extensively decorated with beautiful drawings by Morris for initials and borders. It is the first of the Kelmscott Press books to use the new printer’s mark designed by Morris. This was the fifth and last of the Caxton reprints and it was edited by Henry Halliday Sparling.

The Society’s copy is inscribed by Jane Morris: ‘Amy Jane Tozer on her marriage from Mrs Morris Feb 14 1908’.

Amy Jane Tozer, née Carruthers (1867-1961), knew the Morris family well through her father, John Carruthers (1836-1914), a civil engineer and economist. Morris came to think highly of John Carruthers and there are a number of surviving letters from Morris to him, usually concerning their shared interest in socialism. Carruthers joined the Hammersmith Branch of the Social Democratic Federation in 1884 and Morris thought him ‘an important member of our branch’. He became an active supporter of the Socialist League and subsequently the Hammersmith Socialist Society. Carruthers also accompanied Morris on several trips, including to France and Norway. The Society owns a copy of Carruthers’ Socialism and Radicalism, published by The Hammersmith Socialist Society in 1894.

According to the Kelmscott Manor visitor’s book, Carruthers and his daughter Amy Jane stayed with the Morris family on 14 and 15 October 1894. This wedding gift demonstrates the high regard in which Jane Morris held Amy Jane. Godefrey of Boloyne has been in the Society’s collection since the 1960s and in 2004, we received another generous donation consisting of a small archive regarding the Carruthers family. It was thrilling to see within this archive Amy Jane’s wedding present list – containing the Society’s copy of Godefrey of Boloyne, enabling us to connect these two items. Other notable wedding gifts Amy Jane mentions in her list include an embroidery given by May Morris, a Doves Press book from Emery Walker, a Book of Hours from Sidney Carlyle Cockerell, a table runner from Katharine Adams, a picture from T M Rooke, and books by Morris from her parents. Amy Jane went on to present her copy of the Kelmscott Chaucer to the National Library of Scotland in 1960 and presented Dorothy Walker with books and gifts including a photogravure of an Edward Burne Jones drawing Going to Battle, given to her by Henry Holiday before her marriage. Interestingly, the reverse of the wedding present lift details items ‘not retained’, including four volumes of John Ruskin!

Text by the Society’s curator, Helen Elletson.

25/05/2020
William Morris at Merton

Hi all, friend of the society David Saxby has put together a film about Morris's life and works at Merton Abbey. Check it out on Youtube!

"In June 1881 William Morris moved the firm to Merton Abbey on the banks of the river Wandle. Here, Morris & Co. produced the famous tapestries, carpets, woven goods, stained-glass windows and block-printed textiles. The firm closed in 1940."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QrGp8aTGYKY&t=5s

In June 1881 William Morris moved the firm to Merton Abbey on the banks of the river Wandle. Here, Morris & Co. produced the famous tapestries, carpets, wove...

It has been so inspiring and cheering to see the worldwide creative spirit of the rainbows expressing hope and thanks to...
21/05/2020

It has been so inspiring and cheering to see the worldwide creative spirit of the rainbows expressing hope and thanks to our healthcare and frontline workers in your windows and community spaces during the lockdown.

We invite you to create and share your own William Morris inspired signs of hope. Whether it is a Morris inspired rainbow drawing, an embroidery, a print or hand-written message, The William Morris Society is collecting signs created by you and your communities in response to the current lockdown.

Please tag us in your pictures and designs or email an image of them to [email protected] and we'll share them on our social media platforms. We'd also love to have them when you are finished with them as a way to capture this lockdown period. These will help to enhance our future exhibitions and displays.

Please send your finished artworks with your name, location and contact details to us at:

William Morris Society
Kelmscott House
26 Upper Mall
Hammersmith
W6 9TA

#RainbowTrail
#RainbowsOfHope

A note from Matt: Hi all, my rainbow was made from photographs I've been taking in my local area, I hope it inspires you to get creative about what's possible!

William Morris was so much more than ‘the wallpaper guy’. His views, as expressed in this article, remind us that all la...
20/05/2020
William Morris - The Socialist Ideal: Art

William Morris was so much more than ‘the wallpaper guy’. His views, as expressed in this article, remind us that all labour is art, and that art and activism are inseparable. His multi-facetted understanding of creativity in society is still resonant and inspiring to this day.

Read the full article here: https://www.marxists.org/archive/morris/works/1891/ideal.htm

Some people will perhaps not be prepared to hear that Socialism has any ideal of art, for in the first place it is so obviously founded on the necessity for dealing with the bare economy of life that many, and even some Socialists, can see nothing save that economic basis; and moreover, many who mig...

Hello to all followers of the William Morris Society, it’s Matt here, starting today I'll be taking over management of t...
17/05/2020

Hello to all followers of the William Morris Society, it’s Matt here, starting today I'll be taking over management of the Society’s FB and IG pages. I thought I'd take the opportunity to introduce myself and to extend my gratitude to Fiona who has done such a fantastic job managing the pages thus far! As mentioned in the previous post I come from a background of design and hope I’ll be able to lend my skills towards creating a visually beautiful web presence. With that in mind now is the perfect time to voice any feedback you might have, and if there is any particular content, ideas or activities you’d like to see on please feel free to a leave a comment here. Thank you all, and I hope you continue to enjoy our page throughout my tenure. Matt.

Thank you to all our readers and members for your support of WMS throughout the year and especially during this difficul...
15/05/2020

Thank you to all our readers and members for your support of WMS throughout the year and especially during this difficult time. I'm going to be handing over the Society's FB & Instagram pages to fellow volunteer Matt who, with his background in graphic design, will bring a new perspective to these pages.

It has been an absolute pleasure looking after the Society's presence on FB for the last few years and gratifying to see the number of followers steadily increase in number. I started the Society's IG account in August 2018 and it has been so wonderful watching the numbers on that platform grow to over 8,000 followers. I've really enjoyed the feedback, engagement - and friendship - received from fellow Morrisans around the globe. Matt will introduce himself over the next few days. All the best, Fiona.

On International Day of the Family we share a photograph of the Morris and Burne-Jones families taken in the garden of t...
15/05/2020

On International Day of the Family we share a photograph of the Morris and Burne-Jones families taken in the garden of the Burne-Jones's home in west London. Jane Morris is second from the right in front of her husband and between her daughters May and Jenny. The other sitters (from left) are Richard Jones, father of Edward, Margaret (daughter of Edward & Georgiana), Edward, Philip (son of E & G) and Georgiana Burne-Jones.

The photo was taken by Frederick Hollyer in 1874 and is part of the Collection of the National Portrait Gallery.

We're co-hosting with the Schumacher Institute an afternoon Zoom session 'William Morris: Wealth is What Nature Gives Us...
14/05/2020
William Morris: Wealth is What Nature Gives Us *** ONLINE ***

We're co-hosting with the Schumacher Institute an afternoon Zoom session 'William Morris: Wealth is What Nature Gives Us'. Led by WMS volunteer John Blewitt, the session on Thursday 21st May, 1.30 - 4.30 pm will focus on the well being economy and levering change in a time of crisis.

More information and registration details here:

https://helmtickets.com/events/5935/william-morris-wealth-is-what-nature-gives-us-online

[The Zoom link, meeting ID and password will be sent to all those registered at end of play on the 20th May] Our economic system is retarding attempts t

Dante Gabriel Rossetti was born on this day in 1828. Rossetti was a poet, painter and illustrator. In 1848 he founded th...
12/05/2020

Dante Gabriel Rossetti was born on this day in 1828. Rossetti was a poet, painter and illustrator. In 1848 he founded the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood with William Holman Hunt and John Everett Millais.

It was Rossetti who gave William Morris and Edward Burne-Jones their first painting job in the summer of 1857 working on the murals for the Debating Chamber at the Oxford Union. It was through Rossetti that William met Jane Burden who was modelling for him at the time.

Rossetti had encouraged the young men in their desire to follow a Life of Art and in November 1856, Rossetti had offered Morris & Burne-Jones his rooms on the first floor of 17 Red Lion Square, Bloomsbury. This would enable Burne-Jones to paint under Rossetti's instruction and William was articled to G.E Street who had moved his architectural practice from Oxford to London in August 1856.

The three young men became business partners in 1861 with the founding of the firm Morris, Marshall, Faulkner & Co. a partnership that was to last until the business was reorganized under Morris's sole ownership as Morris & Co. in 1875.

Image: painting of Dante Gabriel Rossetti at age 22 years by William Holman Hunt, Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery

From our museum Collection: Brother Rabbit, designed by William Morris in 1882. You can download a colouring sheet of th...
11/05/2020

From our museum Collection: Brother Rabbit, designed by William Morris in 1882. You can download a colouring sheet of this endearing design from our website here:

https://williammorrissociety.org/create/

Can you spot the birds in this picture too?

From our colleagues at Red House...
11/05/2020

From our colleagues at Red House...

Wherever nature works there will be beauty, whether it's in the Red House garden or the world outside your window. Quote by William Morris, Blackthorn pattern.

10/05/2020
Coming Soon... Highlights from The William Morris Society Collection online exhibition

We'll soon be running our first ever online exhibition 'Highlights from The William Morris Collection' illustrating the diverse interests that Morris passionately pursued in his lifetime.

Included in the exhibition will be Morris’s original design for Windrush. This encapsulates his emphasis on hand crafted works, a principle held firmly against the mainstream focus on industrialised 'progress' of the time. Windrush was one of Morris’s last groups of designs for wallpaper and fabric which showed a strong diagonal bias, influenced by the design of seventeenth century velvet seen by Morris at the South Kensington Museum (now the Victoria and Albert Museum). Morris would draw in black ink from the original design to outline one unit of the repeat. The design was then made by block-cutters to translate into wood, with the narrower lines made in metal to ensure durability during printing. Textiles were produced by a similar block printing process.

More beautiful photos from our friends at Kelmscott Manor...
09/05/2020

More beautiful photos from our friends at Kelmscott Manor...

The flowers look particularly beautiful after a shower, when their colours seem somehow bolder, and the greens very green. Birdsong continues as the background to each new day, with the young rooks' voices getting stronger and a return cuckoo or two adding a new note.

If you enjoy reading our page then please consider joining The William Morris Society or giving the gift of membership t...
08/05/2020

If you enjoy reading our page then please consider joining The William Morris Society or giving the gift of membership to a friend or family member... we have a world-wide membership that offers the opportunity, together with fellow Morrisians both in Britain and abroad, to perpetuate the memory of one of the greatest men of the nineteenth century.

Visit our membership page at:
https://williammorrissociety.org/membership/

Members receive our colour Magazine three times a year and a copy of the Journal of William Morris Studies, published biannually, filled with information about Morris’s life and work and those within his circle. Members have access to discounted tickets for a variety of events including workshops, guided walks, visits and talks as well as access to members only events. Members also receive a discount in our museum shop.

Membership helps support the Society to make Morris's life and works known to as wide an audience as possible, conserve our unique Collection and keep our museum at Kelmscott House (Morris's home for the last 18 years of his life) open free to the public. Thank you we very much appreciate your support particularly so at this difficult time.

Stay in touch with us at this most difficult of times by signing up to receive our monthly e news bulletin about new eve...
06/05/2020

Stay in touch with us at this most difficult of times by signing up to receive our monthly e news bulletin about new events and activities at the Society and in the wider world of
Morris and his circle.

It’s easy: just go to the Stay Up To Date box on the home page of our website, link below:

www.williammorrissociety.org.uk

We will not share your details with any third parties.

Beautifully illustrated hard cover book available from our online shop 'William Morris's Flowers' by Rowan Bain. We ship...
04/05/2020

Beautifully illustrated hard cover book available from our online shop 'William Morris's Flowers' by Rowan Bain. We ship worldwide:

https://www.williammorrissocietyshop.com/product-page/william-morris-s-flowers

Every purchase from our online shop helps support our educational programmes, conserve our unique Collection and help keep our museum open free to the public.

Morris’s sensitivity to the natural world combined with his innate talent as a designer enabled him to create patterns with endless combinations of flower forms. His ability to adapt, distort and combine them into harmonious patterns means a field guide to all his flowers remains frustratingly elusive. Yet through a deeper understanding of his early influences, his gardens, understanding of colour, favourite flowers and approach to their uses in his pattern, the visual language of William Morris’s flowers can be better revealed.

Rowan Bain is Senior Curator at the William Morris Gallery, London. She has authored several publications and was co-author of May Morris: Arts & Crafts Designer which accompanied the William Morris Gallery exhibition May Morris: Art & Life.

Morris's own Garden of Health encyclopedia from our friends at Kelmscott Manor
02/05/2020

Morris's own Garden of Health encyclopedia from our friends at Kelmscott Manor

Hortus sanitatis (The garden of health). Mainz: Jacob Meydenbach 23 June 1491.

The first natural history encyclopaedia! Wonderful incunabulum with woodcut illustrations. SAL’s copy belonged to #WilliamMorris.

Perfect for #MayDay #NationalGardenWeek & #Collectionhighlights

On National Brothers & Sisters Day, photo of sisters Jenny and May Morris taken by Frederick Hollyer in1874 as part of a...
02/05/2020

On National Brothers & Sisters Day, photo of sisters Jenny and May Morris taken by Frederick Hollyer in1874 as part of a series in the garden of the Burne-Jones family.

Kelmscott Manor looking particularly beautiful at this time of year...
01/05/2020

Kelmscott Manor looking particularly beautiful at this time of year...

Happy May Day & Bealtaine!

The Manor is looking particularly beautiful at the moment with nature getting time to breathe and take over.

Here are some pictures of our beautiful blooms taken on site this week.

#Bealtaine #Mayday #Spring #Flowers

Object of the Month from the WMS Collection: Caricature of William Morris by Edward Burne-Jones, 1888Edward Burne-Jones,...
01/05/2020

Object of the Month from the WMS Collection:
Caricature of William Morris by Edward Burne-Jones, 1888

Edward Burne-Jones, well known for his beautiful paintings, also loved to create amusing caricatures of those dearest to him including his lifelong friend and colleague William Morris. His cartoons of Morris, many of which date from the 1860s and 1870s, mostly focus on Morris undertaking the many crafts and pursuits he was involved with over the years. From sketches of him eating and drinking, riding his pony in Iceland to reading poetry and cutting woodblocks, Burne-Jones’s fond drawings of his great friend provide a delightfully entertaining visual insight into Morris’s varied pursuits.

This endearing and affectionate caricature shows Morris demonstrating weaving, with the following inscription by EBJ:
“I should like to see him at work” E Burne-Jones ARA, Nov 1, 1888

The first Arts & Crafts Exhibition took place in 1888 at the New Gallery in Regent Street and was accompanied by a series of lectures by Arts & Crafts practitioners. Morris spoke on ‘Tapestry’ with a display of examples of tapestries including his own seventeenth century Persian carpet from the dining room at Kelmscott House, Hammersmith. Morris also gave a practical demonstration of weaving, inspiring this affectionate cartoon. Morris considered tapestry to be the noblest of the weaving arts and he began mastering the art when a loom was installed in his small bedroom at Kelmscott House.

Text by Helen Elletson, WMS Curator

Image: William Morris lectures at the New Gallery on Tapestry Weaving, EBJ drawing 1888

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Kelmscott House - Coach House 26 Upper Mall
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W6 9TA

Hammersmith and Ravenscourt Park Tube Bus Routes: 27, H91, 190, 266, 267, 391

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The William Morris Society is a charitable organisation whose aim is to promote the life and work of designer, writer and socialist William Morris, one of the most outstanding figures of the nineteenth century whose influence and ideas remain as important today as they were in his own lifetime. Membership to the Society includes a number of benefits such as a quarterly newsletter, the Journal of William Morris Studies and a range of talks and events relating to Morris's life and works. We also run a small museum at our premises in Hammersmith, London, in the basement and Coach House of Morris's last home. THE MUSEUM (FREE ENTRY) Kelmscott House dates from the 1780s and Morris lived here from 1878 until his death in 1896. The Coach House, Library and Basement rooms are open to the public on Thursday and Saturday afternoons from 2-5pm. There are frequent demonstrations on Morris's printing press, and a well stocked shop. MORRIS AT KELMSCOTT HOUSE Soon after moving into Kelmscott House, Morris began experiments with weaving. He set up a tapestry loom in his ground floor bedroom and carpet looms in the Coach House. The latter were moved to his new works at Merton Abbey in 1881. The small rugs and carpets made here are known as Hammersmith rugs and bear the woven device of a hammer in the border. During the 1870s Morris had become increasingly active in politics. In 1883 he joined the Socialist Democratic Federation and established a branch which met in the Coach House. When he left the Federation in 1885 to form the Socialist League the meetings continued with many distinguished speakers such as Lucy Parsons, Peter Kropotkin and Annie Besant. This tradition continues today with speakers most weekends including Tony Benn. In his last years Morris embarked upon printing by establishing the Kelmscott Press in nearby properties. The Chaucer, the press's greatest book, was completed shortly before he died and one of the proofing presses used in its printing is now on permanent display. THE COLLECTION We hold the archive of the Kelmscott Fellowship and the Women’s Guild of Arts. Founded in 1918 by May Morris, Emery Walker and AH Verstage, the Kelmscott Fellowship was the forerunner of the William Morris Society, and they merged in 1966. With May Morris at its first President, the Fellowship aimed to keep Morris legacy alive through a series of events and exhibitions, and through an active membership which included Walter Crane, Georgiana Burne-Jones and Emery Walker. The Women’s Guild of Arts was established in 1904 as a reaction to the lack of professional art organisations willing to admit women. May Morris was responsible for organising the may lectures and events that appealed to a wide range of craftswomen. The archive includes minutes of meetings, accounts and membership lists. The collection contains a number of Kelmscott Press titles and working proofs as well as the only printing press used by Morris left in the country. Dating from c1835 it is fully operational and used on a regular basis by our artist in residence. The Society has a comprehensive collection of Morris and Company wallpapers, watercolour designs, and a selection of textiles, ranging from a Hammersmith rug and woven hangings to printed cottons, silks and embroideries. EDUCATION As a writer, designer, printer, passionate socialist and pioneer of the Arts and Crafts Movement William Morris remains an influential and inspirational figure. The Society offers many ways to learn about and enjoy the work of this eminent Victorian. Learning Outside the Classroom Visits from schools and local children are vital in strengthening the Society’s links to the community. Over the past 10 years, curator Helen Elletson has been working hard to expand our programme of educational activities. We particularly welcome pupils from Years 5 and 6 who are studying the Victorian period. You can choose between programmes on art, literacy and history and we tailor the learning to suit your needs. Learn about the Arts and Crafts Movement with an up-close look at fascinating artefacts including original textile designs, wallpaper samples, furniture, embroidery and Pre-Raphaelite drawings. Ten and eleven-year-olds can have a go at textile designing, weaving and painting on acetate to create their own “stained glass”. The success of these visits shows that traditional crafts that take their inspiration from Nature can still have a role in the lives of today’s gadget-obsessed kids. Citizenship Programme for Key Stage 2 and 3 Kelmscott House is now offering an innovative Citizenship programme with cross-curricular links to English and History for Key Stage 2 and 3. Teachers, go to the citizenship page to read more about the programme, how you can book your class to take part at the museum, or download the resources to carry out the workshops offsite. http://www.williammorrissociety.org.uk/citizenship.shtml ALSO Keep an eye out for FREE half-term and summer break drop in workshops!

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Had an idea. Why don't those who like to sew make face masks using Morris fabric and they can be sold on line, perhaps here, and proceeds go to the Society.
KELMSCOTT MANOR : A short film. with William Morris prose.
Why is there William Morris Way in Wandsworth, London SW6? Did he live there? Work there? Thanks
My visit to The Red House!
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I can't believe I've only just found this site....absolutely fantastic ...thank you
Hi lucky to have these as window hangings or curtains if you prefer thanks and all the best
Anybody know the William Morris fable referred to in this 1906 Socialist editorial? It doesn't ring any bells for me:
WILLIAM MORRIS AT KELMSCOTT MANOR: A short photo film with narration. https://vimeo.com/177997608
Please support this new website to raise awareness of St Stephen's unique William Morris-designed stained glass windows. Thank you. https://www.facebook.com/WilliamMorrisWindowsFundraiser/