Tuesday, September 15, 2009

William Morris - his bed at Kelmscott Manor


embroidered by Jane and May Morris

4 comments:

Jill said...

Hi, I am an avid William Morris fan and so am naturally drawn to your site. I am learning so many interesting things here, thank you! I have always loved WM's bed and I have recently become obsessed with finding images of the curtains so I can attempt to fashion one of my own. I have searched the far corners of the web and come up with very little. Do you by chance know of an image source for the tree and bird embroidered curtains? Thank you.

Hermes said...

This shows it at a slightly different angle.

http://www.victorianart.btinternet.co.uk/va-web/wm/kelmscott_manor.htm

Why not write to Kelmscott?

Jill said...

After lots of searching, I finally found a detail of the tapestry here: http://thetextileblog.blogspot.com/2010/01/may-morris-and-embroidered-tapestry.html
I also took the suggestion and wrote to Kelmscott for more info on it. If people are interested, I will share here if I find out more...

Hermes said...

Thank you for both - I'm certainly interested.