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William Morris - 19th c. artist, craftsman, socialist
William Morris 1834-1896

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-He went against the industrial movement in the Victorian times. Felt the design was garish and that it was all about exploiting workers, machines for mass-production and making profits.

-He made way for the Arts & Crafts Movement

-encouraged education of design

-influenced by historical design, especially the Gothic period, feeling it was a time of 'better days.' Influenced by the writings of Ruskin and Pugin

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had to re-learn how to use natural dyes
"Strawberry thief" - textile print (left)


Vine & Pomegranate - carpet

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pretty genius for that period of time

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One of his homes, in the country

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Red House Lane, Bexleyheath DA6 8JF
Telephone: 020 8304 9878 (Bookings 9:30–1:30, Tues–Sat)

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  • Internationally significant Arts & Crafts Movement house, built for William Morris
  • Designed by Morris and his friend, the architect Philip Webb
  • Original items of fixed furniture created by Morris and Webb
  • Outstanding wall paintings and stained glass by Edward Byrne Jones
  • Delightful, peaceful garden 'clothes the house', now in suburban surroundings
  • Tea-room and small shop with range of gifts, books and Arts & Crafts-related items

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Kelmscott Manor

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was the country home of William Morris - poet, craftsman and scocialist from 1871 until his death in 1896.


Morris Woven Textiles
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Bird

Morris could not afford the steam operated jacquard looms, so he wanted to use a hand-operated jacquard loom. Jacquard looms had punched cards above the loom to create the pattern. Morris imported a jacquard loom from Lyons. He also got a Frenchman, M. Bazin, to work it. After some problems Morris&Co. were able to weave their own designs
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hmmm...the last one is a bit stuffy

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sketching of Trellis


Kennett - indigo dyed

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More designs here , very large size
http://morris.artpassions.net/

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Thank you gius, I love Morris...beautiful photos, very inspiring. His philosophy and designs are very timely too, in this age.

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