The Emery Walker Trust

The Emery Walker Trust Welcome to 7 Hammersmith Terrace, the former home of Emery Walker and the last authentic Arts & Crafts interior in Britain. No. 7 Hammersmith Terrace is the last authentic Arts & Crafts interior in Britain and the former home of Emery Walker; typographer, antiquary and friend and mentor to William Morris.
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The sober Georgian exterior of our tall terraced house on the River Thames at Hammersmith, west London, hides a secret; its interior is an Arts & Crafts gem, with the decoration and furnishings preserved as they were in the lifetime of printer Emery Walker who lived here from 1903-1933. As you enter 7 Hammersmith Terrace you will discover wallpapers and carpets by William Morris, furniture and glassware by Philip Webb and embroidery by May Morris. This is to name but a few of the protagonists who, through their close friendships with Emery Walker, have helped to create the lively and beautiful interiors you can still experience today.

Operating as usual

Like many of his fellow #ArtsandCrafts artists, architect-designer #Gimson created a variety of things during his lifeti...
26/01/2021

Like many of his fellow #ArtsandCrafts artists, architect-designer #Gimson created a variety of things during his lifetime, from designing buildings to furniture to metalwork. This brass wall sconce in our #collection is thus just one example of a number of different works of his that we have at No.7 Hammersmith Terrace.

#MuseumAlphabet #MuseumfromHome #ErnestGimson #Design #Craftsmanship #Hammersmith #Cotswolds #LondonSHH #Metalwork #ArtsandCraftsMetalwork
#WallSconce #DesignHistory #BritishDesign

At its founding in 1900 no one could have forseen Emery Walker & T.J. Cobden-Sanderson's partnership on the Doves Press ...
21/01/2021

At its founding in 1900 no one could have forseen Emery Walker & T.J. Cobden-Sanderson's partnership on the Doves Press deteriorating to the point where all of the type would be at the bottom of the #Thames just a few years later! 😱

We're delighted to let you know 11 pieces of Doves type have now found their way back to us after a generous #donation in late 2020! If you want to know more about the Press & how the pieces were recovered, check out the following: https://www.emerywalker.org.uk/doves-press

#MuseumAlphabet #MuseumfromHome #Collection #DovesPress #Mudlark #Mudlarking #Donor #ThamesRiverside #Typography #PrivatePress #Typeface #ArtsandCrafts

Who says you can’t still take part in #MuseumSelfieDay  during closure?! One of our wonderful volunteers, had the right ...
20/01/2021

Who says you can’t still take part in #MuseumSelfieDay during closure?! One of our wonderful volunteers, had the right idea and snapped a photo while on a walk, passing by our site!

#museumselfie
#volunteer
#BluePlaque
#historichouse

A native of France, Geoffroy-Dechaume met the Walkers while he lived in England.  After WWI the artist eventually settle...
19/01/2021

A native of France, Geoffroy-Dechaume met the Walkers while he lived in England. After WWI the artist eventually settled in Valmondois, France, where the Walkers also sometimes stayed. Emery’s #portrait was completed in 1920 and Dorothy’s a year later.

#MuseumAlphabet #MuseumfromHome #Collection #Portraiture #1920s #FrenchArtist #ChalkDrawing
#WorksonPaper #PortraitDrawing #20thCenturyArt

This bedcover was designed by #MayMorris for Mary Grace Walker when she was bedridden towards the end of her life. It ac...
14/01/2021

This bedcover was designed by #MayMorris for Mary Grace Walker when she was bedridden towards the end of her life. It acted as the pall on each of the Walkers' coffins as well as that of Elizabeth de Haas upon her death. It's definitely one of our #collectionhighlights!

#MuseumAlphabet #MuseumfromHome #Collection #Needlework #ArtsandCrafts #WomenArtists #Textiles #TextileDesign #Handmade #Embroidery #CrewelEmbroidery #DecorativeArts #HistoricInteriors #Friendship

Do you need a #midday break? See if you can figure out which object from our #collection we chose to turn into a #puzzle...
13/01/2021

Do you need a #midday break? See if you can figure out which object from our #collection we chose to turn into a #puzzle this time🤔

Link here: https://jigex.com/w8Jc

#MuseumfromHome #ArtsandCrafts #MorrisandCo #PuzzleTime #Jigsaw #OnlinePuzzles #Midweek #Puzzles
#MiddayEntertainment #Museums #LondonSHH

The movement was concerned with the effects of industrialisation on design & traditional craft and wanted to elevate the...
12/01/2021

The movement was concerned with the effects of industrialisation on design & traditional craft and wanted to elevate the status of decorative arts. First designed in 1878 by #WilliamMorris, the Bird wall hangings are found in both the entrance hall and dining room at No.7 & may have once belonged to #PhilipWebb. It's thought Morris’ inspiration for these patterns came from 16th & 17th century Italian woven silks he saw in the South Kensington Museum.

#MuseumAlphabet #MuseumfromHome #Birds #ArtsandCrafts #Textiles #Collection #SouthKensington #VandA

Happy Birthday to Philip Webb, who was born #otd in 1831! Emery Walker was a close friend of Webb's and eventually becam...
12/01/2021

Happy Birthday to Philip Webb, who was born #otd in 1831! Emery Walker was a close friend of Webb's and eventually became the chief executor & beneficiary of Webb's will, which is why our #collection includes so many of his designs and personal possessions.
#PhilipWebb #Architect #MuseumfromHome #ArtsandCrafts #Friendship #Victorian #Claret #AntiqueGlass

11/01/2021

To mark National Lottery Heritage Fund #HeritageTreasures day we’d like to say a big thank you to the speakers and attendees of our 2020 online programme, it is because of you that our programme is such a success – you’re one of our heritage treasures!

While we can’t at the moment welcome you in person at the House, we are so happy to be able to share our history with you online!

Join us for our first #onlinetalk of 2021! On January 14 at 3pm we welcome Sarah Hardy, De Morgan curator, who will disc...
10/01/2021

Join us for our first #onlinetalk of 2021! On January 14 at 3pm we welcome Sarah Hardy, De Morgan curator, who will discuss the collection's little-known history and some of its artworks. Book your ticket: http://ow.ly/JQA250D1iXL

De Morgan Foundation
#MuseumfromHome #ArtsandCrafts
#EvelynDeMorgan #WilliamDeMorgan #Ceramics #VictorianArt #19thCenturyArt #Paintings #Tiles #DeMorganFoundation #HistoryofCollecting

While the house remains closed over the winter we hope to unlock more items from our #collection for you via our social ...
08/01/2021

While the house remains closed over the winter we hope to unlock more items from our #collection for you via our social media channels. Check back regularly to hear about object highlights, upcoming events & news.

#WatchThisSpace #MuseumsUnlocked #ArtsandCrafts #MuseumfromHome #HistoricHouses #Hammersmith
#EmeryWalker #MuseumAlphabet #Typography #londonshh #OnlineEvents #OldKeys

Don't forget to bundle up if you're planning to go for a walk this week 🧤❄️🧣 (Image: Dorothy Walker circa 1960)And if yo...
06/01/2021

Don't forget to bundle up if you're planning to go for a walk this week 🧤❄️🧣 (Image: Dorothy Walker circa 1960)

And if you need any inspiration on exploring your local #Hammersmith area, check out this #riverside #trail created by @ArtsCraftsHammersmith : http://ow.ly/Xr0S50D1cig

#WinterWalks #Thames #HammersmithandFulham #BeastfromtheEast #ThamesPath #RiversideWalk #FamilyActivities #Walking #BeattheBlues #GetActive

Consider yourself a #puzzle whizz? Try your hand at piecing together this jigsaw of a #Moroccan charger in our #collecti...
03/01/2021

Consider yourself a #puzzle whizz? Try your hand at piecing together this jigsaw of a #Moroccan charger in our #collection!

Access the #puzzlepieces here: https://jigex.com/QhG4
(It took one of our volunteers 27 min.--can you complete it in less?)

#Ceramics
#SundayActivity
#MuseumfromHome

Does your #newyearsresolution involve reading more or learning something new? Then we've got you covered with a guideboo...
02/01/2021

Does your #newyearsresolution involve reading more or learning something new? Then we've got you covered with a guidebook from our online shop: http://ow.ly/wtNU50CYjEq
(Added bonus, your purchase will help support the Trust's work!)

#MuseumShop
#ShopLocal
#SmallBusinessSaturday

Happy New Year! Wishing everyone a happy, healthy, and peaceful 2021.#NewYearGreeting#Happy2021#NewYearsDay#MuseumfromHo...
01/01/2021

Happy New Year! Wishing everyone a happy, healthy, and peaceful 2021.

#NewYearGreeting
#Happy2021
#NewYearsDay
#MuseumfromHome
#Collection

Let's raise a glass to a better 2021🥂Like the hock glasses we featured in a post in early December, these #PhilipWebb de...
31/12/2020

Let's raise a glass to a better 2021🥂

Like the hock glasses we featured in a post in early December, these #PhilipWebb designed #champagne glasses were part of his bequest to Emery Walker in 1915.

#NewYearsEve
#ArtsandCrafts
#MuseumfromHome
#Collection
#DesignHistory

Brrr, we're really feeling the #winterchill today. Let's hope there's a pattern for a nice warm #scarf in there!🧣John Pa...
30/12/2020

Brrr, we're really feeling the #winterchill today. Let's hope there's a pattern for a nice warm #scarf in there!🧣

John Paton founded a wool-spinning mill in #Alloa in 1814 which eventually merged with another firm to become Patons & Baldwins in 1920.

#MuseumfromHome
#Collection

Did you know there's a full moon tonight? It's the last one of 2020!#moonphaseclock#mantleclocks#pewter#clocksofinstagra...
29/12/2020

Did you know there's a full moon tonight? It's the last one of 2020!

#moonphaseclock
#mantleclocks
#pewter
#clocksofinstagram
#museumfromhome
#collection

Entitled ‘December’, this #etching by Cotswold printmaker #RobinTanner was gifted to Elizabeth de Haas in 1979. The two ...
28/12/2020

Entitled ‘December’, this #etching by Cotswold printmaker #RobinTanner was gifted to Elizabeth de Haas in 1979. The two formed a friendship and we hold several works in our #collection that Tanner made specifically for Elizabeth.

#Prints
#ArtsandCrafts
#MuseumfromHome

If you're wondering what to do with your leftovers, here are a few ideas from one of Dorothy Walker's notebooks from the...
27/12/2020

If you're wondering what to do with your leftovers, here are a few ideas from one of Dorothy Walker's notebooks from the late 1930s.

#MuseumfromHome
#Collection
#CookingTips
#FightingFoodWaste

Dashing through the snow...🛷❄️We hear some people woke up to a white Christmas yesterday, were you one of them?We're not...
26/12/2020

Dashing through the snow...🛷❄️
We hear some people woke up to a white Christmas yesterday, were you one of them?

We're not sure who's pictured in this #blackandwhitephotograph, but it probably relates to Dorothy Walker's trip to Russia in the early 20th century.

#WinterLandscape
#SleighRide
#MuseumfromHome
#Collection

In our opinion, gravy is a must for any Christmas dinner! And it probably tastes even better served in an 18th century b...
25/12/2020

In our opinion, gravy is a must for any Christmas dinner! And it probably tastes even better served in an 18th century blue and white #Caughley sauceboat like the one in our #collection.

#Ceramics
#EnglishPorcelain
#Tableware
#HolidayCountdown
#AdventCalendar
#MuseumfromHome

We can't believe we've already reached door No. 25!🎄#HolidayCountdown#AdventCalendar#MuseumfromHome#ArtsandCrafts
25/12/2020

We can't believe we've already reached door No. 25!🎄

#HolidayCountdown
#AdventCalendar
#MuseumfromHome
#ArtsandCrafts

Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas! 🎄 #HappyHolidays#FestiveSeason#HolidayCountdown#AdventCalendar#ArtsandCrafts
25/12/2020

Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas! 🎄

#HappyHolidays
#FestiveSeason
#HolidayCountdown
#AdventCalendar
#ArtsandCrafts

We spotted a copy of Charles Dickens' holiday classic, A Christmas Carol, on one of our shelves in the dining room🕯️#ACh...
24/12/2020

We spotted a copy of Charles Dickens' holiday classic, A Christmas Carol, on one of our shelves in the dining room🕯️

#AChristmasCarol
#CharlesDickens
#HolidayCountdown
#AdventCalendar
#ChristmasEve
#MuseumfromHome
#Collection

Let's talk #ChristmasEve traditions! For many it includes reading a classic story or watching a favourite film. How abou...
24/12/2020

Let's talk #ChristmasEve traditions! For many it includes reading a classic story or watching a favourite film. How about you?

#HolidayCountdown
#AdventCalendar
#MuseumfromHome
#ArtsandCrafts

...Twelve drummers drumming. 🥁Image: A close up from a wall in our kitchen which is covered in Fablon self-adhesive squa...
23/12/2020

...Twelve drummers drumming. 🥁

Image: A close up from a wall in our kitchen which is covered in Fablon self-adhesive squares put up by Elizabeth de Haas, meant to imitate Dutch #Delft tiles.

#HolidayCountdown
#12DaysofChristmas
#AdventCalendar
#MuseumfromHome
#Collection

On the twelfth day of Christmas my true love gave to me...#HolidayCountdown#12DaysofChristmas#AdventCalendar#ArtsandCraf...
23/12/2020

On the twelfth day of Christmas my true love gave to me...

#HolidayCountdown
#12DaysofChristmas
#AdventCalendar
#ArtsandCrafts

For any of our German-speaking followers, did you catch the mention of #EmeryWalker on ARD's quiz show, Wer Weiss Denn S...
23/12/2020

For any of our German-speaking followers, did you catch the mention of #EmeryWalker on ARD's quiz show, Wer Weiss Denn Sowas, on Monday night?

You can stream the episode till the 28 December here: http://ow.ly/zkIR50CSX1T
(hint: the question appears about halfway through the show)

#QuizShow
#EmeryAcrossthePond
#ARD
#Werweissdennsowas

Might we suggest 19th century fashion plates, like this one from French journal 'Le Magasin des Familles', to offer some...
22/12/2020

Might we suggest 19th century fashion plates, like this one from French journal 'Le Magasin des Familles', to offer some very extravagant inspiration?

#FashionIllustration
#DressHistory
#1850sFashion
#FashionPlate
#HolidayCountdown
#AdventCalendar
#MuseumfromHome
#Collection

While we realise our celebrations will all look rather different than usual this year, if you'd still like some holiday ...
22/12/2020

While we realise our celebrations will all look rather different than usual this year, if you'd still like some holiday outfit inspiration check out what's behind door No. 22!

#HolidayCountdown
#AdventCalendar
#MuseumfromHome
#ArtsandCrafts

...Eleven pipers piping.Image: A carved wooden flute with two parallel pipes, possibly from Montenegro, the exterior dec...
21/12/2020

...Eleven pipers piping.

Image: A carved wooden flute with two parallel pipes, possibly from Montenegro, the exterior decorated with geometric designs. 🎶🎶🎶

#MusicalInstruments
#HolidayCountdown
#12DaysofChristmas
#AdventCalendar
#MuseumfromHome
#Collection

On the eleventh day of Christmas my true love gave to me...#HolidayCountdown#12DaysofChristmas#AdventCalendar#ArtsandCra...
21/12/2020

On the eleventh day of Christmas my true love gave to me...

#HolidayCountdown
#12DaysofChristmas
#AdventCalendar
#ArtsandCrafts

Of course, after all that cooking and baking comes the pesky cleanup! Well now you can do it in style with one of our Do...
20/12/2020

Of course, after all that cooking and baking comes the pesky cleanup! Well now you can do it in style with one of our Doves Type tea towels. Available via our online shop: http://ow.ly/8oNc50CK2Pj

#ShopLocal
#MuseumShop
#ShopSmall
#HolidayCountdown
#AdventCalendar

These sterling silver charms were sometimes put into the Christmas pudding as a way to suggest the 'fortune' of the reci...
20/12/2020

These sterling silver charms were sometimes put into the Christmas pudding as a way to suggest the 'fortune' of the recipient for the upcoming year.

#ChristmasPudding
#Harrods
#HolidayCountdown
#AdventCalendar
#MuseumfromHome
#Collection

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No. 7 Hammersmith Terrace is the last authentic Arts & Crafts interior in Britain and the former home of Emery Walker; typographer, antiquary and friend and mentor to William Morris. The sober Georgian exterior of our tall terraced house on the River Thames at Hammersmith, west London, hides a secret; its interior is an Arts & Crafts gem, with the decoration and furnishings preserved as they were in the lifetime of the printer Emery Walker who lived here from 1903-1933. As you enter 7 Hammersmith Terrace you will discover wallpapers and carpets by William Morris, furniture and glassware by Philip Webb and embroidery by May Morris. This is to name but a few of the protagonists who, through their close friendships with Emery Walker, have helped to create the lively and beautiful interiors you can still experience today.

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Somebody uploaded an image of Emery Walker - a drawing - half an hour ago or so, but now I can't find it. Can you help - and am I allowed to use it for a leaftet this fall? I have written several books and pieces involving Emery Walker - and C. Volmer Nordlunde. This year it is 130 years ago, that E.M. and William Morris made an agreement to start printing, and it is 130 years ago that C. Volmer Nordlunde was born.