May Morris (1862–1938), younger daughter of William Morris, was a significant figure in the British Arts & Crafts movement and a pioneer of 'art embroidery'. She disseminated her ideas through publications, lectures and by teaching at many of the leading art schools, influencing a generation of students in London, Birmingham and Manchester.
This book, and accompanying exhibition at the William Morris Gallery, Walthamstow, covers the full range of May Morris’s work, from watercolours and designs to exquisite embroideries, book covers, costume and jewellery. It offers new insights into May’s personal life and relationships, her social activism and her efforts to support other professional women who sought to make a living as artists and designers
Published by Thames & Hudson Ltd
Hardcover – 224 pages - 2017
ISBN 978 05004 80212