top of page

TAC Virtual Travels 1

The Life and Times of William Morris

Presented by Virginia and Bill Solomon Sunday, August 9, 1:30 pm

Online via Zoom

Admission: Free.

Register here in Zoom.

When William Morris died at age sixty-two, his doctor described the cause of death as ‘simply being William Morris and having done more work than most ten men.’ Textile designer, dyer, tapestry weaver, embroiderer, printer, preservationist, poet, essayist, novelist, founder of the Arts and Crafts Movement, his legacy is still with us today.


View the film shown with this event: Gardening with Silk and Gold Thread: The Botanical Designs & Ecosocial Activism of William Morris, by Holly Cecil of the University of Victoria, British Columbia.


Meet William Morris through an introductory video and then make a virtual visit to Merton Abbey, Morris’s dyeworks and workshop, and Kelmscott Manor, his beloved country home. At Kelmscott our focus is his bed hangings, hand embroidered by his wife Jane and daughter May, and emblazoned with Morris’s poem Inscription for an Old Bed.

Our guides are Virginia and Bill Solomon of the Artists Reenactors Guild.

Register here in Zoom.

This talk is part of the TAC Virtual Travels series:

8/16/20 A Visit to Standen House and the Heritage of Morris & Co. 8/23/20 Peacock and Vine: Fortuny and Morris 8/30/20 May Morris: Desire and Feeling for Beauty in Embroidery

Image Credit: William Morris by Charles Fairfax Murray; watercolour, circa 1870; 5 5/8 in. x 5 ¼ in. (143 mm x 133 mm); Given by Christopher Hughes, 1949; NPG 3652. National Portrait gallery, London.


bottom of page