Embroideries include MAY MORRIS
William Morris Original
- Have you heard of May Morris (1862-1938) younger daughter of William Morris and significant (yet uncelebrated in her life time) figure in the arts and crafts movement?
- May ran the embroidery department of Morris & Co. as well as designing textiles, wallpapers and jewelry and by the looks of it was a significant multi-talented creative.
- Embarrassingly, I hadn’t heard of her until I was approached by a gallery a few years ago looking for the support of an exhibition about May. Then this time last year I was invited to speak about my #stitchacloud project at an arts and crafts event in Scotland where the work of May Morris was the main focus.
- It’s amazing and fantastic to think that she was creating such exquisite and modern designs over 100 years ago. She was a cool lady ... a social activist and supporter of other artists. I would ❤️ a time machine to go and have a cup of tea and a chat with her (Or better still a sherry!) I didn’t make it to the exhibition but I did order the book. Having had very little interest in historic embroidery I have finally found a worthy Heroine to provide me with a spark. I can only think that everything has a time and a place ... and now 25 years into my career as a full time embroidery artist, I have very good reason to study May’s life and work.
- Look how contemporary and confident it is. Inspired so much by the diversity and richness of nature it seems so relevant now. High five May wherever you are in the cosmos 🙌🏼 ... your dedication and talent shines through and magnificently stands the test of time.
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