Related links

Blue Alchemy: Stories of Indigo (

Official site for a feature-length documentary on the blue dye indigo directed by Mary Lance. New Deal Films have kindly allowed footage to be used in the new displays at the William Morris Gallery. 

Centre for Studies of Home (

Partnership between Queen Mary, University of London and The Geffrye Museum of the Home, London to promote innovative research and learning on the theme of 'home'. 

Chapel Studio Stained Glass (

Established in 1973, this stained glass studio uses traditional craft techniques for conservation and also produces bespoke designs to commission. The Studio has collaborated with the William Morris Gallery to produce a short film to introduce visitors to processes involved in making stained glass. 

Maiwa (

Canadian organisation that promotes and supports sustainable craft activity around the world, especially the use of natural dyes. Maiwa Productions have produced a series of documentaries on natural dyes and have kindly allowed footage to be used in the new displays at the William Morris Gallery.

Royal School of Needlework (

International centre for teaching, practising and promoting hand embroidery. Historic connection with William Morris who produced designs for the School in the nineteenth century. 

Society of Designer Craftsmen (

Founded in 1887 as the Arts and Crafts Exhibition Society, the SDC promotes and supports the work of creative thinkers, designers and makers who continue to innovate in the crafts through their exploration of materials and skills.

West Dean Tapestry Studio (

Weavers employ ancient techniques and dye their own yarns to produce hand-woven tapestries to commission. The studio also offers a range of courses and has collaborated with the William Morris Gallery on a short film about tapestry for the new displays. 

William Morris Craft Fellowship Trust ( )

The Trust works to advance education in the theory and practice of traditional building skills by supporting the William Morris Craft Fellowship. This innovative training scheme is run every year by the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings. It allows three or four highly skilled craftsmen and women to widen their experience by undergoing an intensive practical training programme.