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Recordings of TAC public programs are posted here.
May Morris: Desire and Feeling for Beauty in Embroidery by Lucy Barter
8/30/2020 May Morris, daughter of William Morris, was considered the most accomplished embroiderer of her generation. Lucy Barter of the San Francisco School of Needlework and Design uses the lessons of May's stitches and the materials she used to examine her talents as a designer, embroiderer, and the driving force behind the survival of Morris & Co. after her father's death, as well as the role May Morris plays in today’s world of needlework.
A Visit to Standen House and Morris & Co.
8/16/2020 In this virtual tour, we visit Standen House with Professor Abigail Harrison Moore, Professor of Art History and Museum Studies at the University of Leeds, and narrator of the Heni Talk video “William Morris: Useful Beauty In the Home. “ Professor Harrison Moore will join us to offer commentary and take questions. Standen House, an arts and crafts style country home located in West Sussex, was designed by architect Phillip Webb, a close friend and frequent collaborator of William Morris. Standen is decorated with wallpapers, textiles, and furniture by Morris & Co. Learn from Shannon Davis, Creative Director of Selamat Designs, a San Francisco based home decor design studio, the history of Morris & Co. and its continuing relevance to how we live today. In 2019, Shannon and Selamat reinterpreted a selection of Morris & Co. heritage designs for contemporary interiors with craftsmanship and materials that follow William Morris's maxim 'Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.'
The Life and Times of William Morris: Textile Arts Council of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
9/9/2020 Meet William Morris through the video “Gardening with Silk and Gold Thread”: The Botanical Designs & Ecosocial Activism of William Morris” 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.
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