The Embroidery of May Morris

  • 22 April 2020
  • 12:15 - 13:00
  • This is a live talk on Zoom, for which you will need to register in advance on Eventbrite. Find out more and book your place.


    We ask for a minimum donation of £1 to join the talk. Your donation will support exhibitions, conservation and educational work at the William Morris Gallery during closure and when we reopen to the public. If you are a Waltham Forest resident you can join without donating by using the code WFVIRTUALCULTURE.


Join our senior curator Rowan Bain to hear about May Morris's extraordinary embroidery. Responsible for creating some of Morris & Co's most iconic textiles and designs, May was also an important teacher and key female force behind the Arts and Crafts movement. Through her professional and personal output, May was instrumental in elevating embroidery to an art form, helping people to see it as something worthy of being put in art galleries and exhibited. In the talk we will take a look at some her of most impressive designs, her influences and how she impacted the Arts & Crafts movement.