I’ve already done a post on William Morris, but he’s inspired me greatly throughout this current module so I thought I’d do another post on how he’s inspired my work throughout th…

William Morris

I’ve already done a post on William Morris, but he’s inspired me greatly throughout this current module so I thought I’d do another post on how he’s inspired my work throughout th…

The Embroidery Exhibition, Hardwick. View of an embroidered red velvet panel bearing the `ES' monogram of Elizabeth, Countess of Shrewsbury (Bess of Hardwick), c.1527-1608.

The Embroidery Exhibition, Hardwick. View of an embroidered red velvet panel bearing the `ES' monogram of Elizabeth, Countess of Shrewsbury (Bess of Hardwick), c.1527-1608.

Opus Anglicanum (Chasuble) Opus Anglicanum (Chasuble) Date: late 15th century Culture: British Medium: Silk and metallic threads on linen; appliqué on silk velvet foundation with silk embroidery and silver-gilt shot Dimensions: 28 3/4 x 14 3/16 in. (73 x 36 cm) Classification: Textiles-Embroidered  MET Museum

Opus Anglicanum (Chasuble) Opus Anglicanum (Chasuble) Date: late 15th century Culture: British Medium: Silk and metallic threads on linen; appliqué on silk velvet foundation with silk embroidery and silver-gilt shot Dimensions: 28 3/4 x 14 3/16 in. (73 x 36 cm) Classification: Textiles-Embroidered MET Museum

Victorian copies of medieval tiles from St Mary's Church in Shrewsbury

Victorian copies of medieval tiles from St Mary's Church in Shrewsbury

A "Brocade with pomegranate pattern", Italian, 16th century (silk, gilt thread) Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg

A "Brocade with pomegranate pattern", Italian, 16th century (silk, gilt thread) Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg

An English Elizabethan textile fragment complete loom width ca 1580.  Precursor to crewel work with embroidered white floss silk ground not woven silk.   Embroidery wool on jute backing. Note Elizabethan roses and Ottoman tulips found on Turkey work carpets of the period - CLICK TO ENLARGE

An English Elizabethan textile fragment complete loom width ca 1580. Precursor to crewel work with embroidered white floss silk ground not woven silk. Embroidery wool on jute backing. Note Elizabethan roses and Ottoman tulips found on Turkey work carpets of the period - CLICK TO ENLARGE

Tiles made by William Frend De Morgan (16 Nov 1839 – 15 Jan 1917), an English potter & tile designer. A lifelong friend of William Morris, he designed tiles, stained glass & furniture for Morris & Co. 1863-1872.

Tiles made by William Frend De Morgan (16 Nov 1839 – 15 Jan 1917), an English potter & tile designer. A lifelong friend of William Morris, he designed tiles, stained glass & furniture for Morris & Co. 1863-1872.

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