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Specialist Tours & Events

ARTS & CRAFTS TEXTILE TOUR

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is a rare opportunity to get up close with items that are rarely on show to the public with a specialist tour of both Emery Walker’s House and the nearby William Morris Society premises. The tour will explore the Arts & Crafts textiles in both collections, including exquisite examples of May Morris’ work.

 

The event will start at Kelmscott House where you will be led by textiles and embroidery expert Sally Roberson. Following tea/coffee and biscuits, the tour begins with an introduction to The William Morris Society’s textile collection. A short walk along the river will then take us to 7 Hammersmith Terrace, where you will be able to view and hear about the textiles in situ at this recently restored Arts & Crafts gem.

 

Please note that due to the historic nature of the properties this tour will involve a large amount of standing and walking including stairs.

MARCH 10, 2020 10.00-13.00

MAY 5, 2020 10.00-13.00

ARTS & CRAFTS WALLPAPER TOUR

 

 

 

 

An opportunity to get up close to items that are rarely on show to the public with a specialist tour of both the Society’s premises and nearby Emery Walker’s House. The tour will explore the history of wallpaper with a particular emphasis on William Morris’ designs. Original wallpaper samples from both collections will be showcased.

 

The tour will start at the William Morris Society, where you will be led by our expert guide Jenny Grant. It will begin with tea/coffee and biscuits followed by an introduction to the William Morris Society’s wallpaper collection. A short walk along the river will then take the group to Emery Walker’s House (7 Hammersmith Terrace) where you will be able to view and hear about the wallpapers in situ at this recently restored Arts & Crafts gem. Due to space constraints at Emery Walker’s House, places are strictly limited to 8 per tour.

 

Please note that due to the historic nature of the properties this tour will involve a large amount of standing and walking including stairs.

 

APRIL 7, 2020 10.00-13.00

 

JUNE 2, 2020 10.00-13.00

TALK: IN SEARCH OF EMERY WALKER

 

 

 

 

 

Emery Walker’s role as inspiration and facilitator for the private press movement and in the raising of general standards in printing and typography, is well-known among designers, bibliophiles and lovers of fine print. The effects of his contributions spread to the United States and mainland Europe, and the ripple of their influence helped determine the design ethos of the twentieth century and beyond. Yet Walker seems largely reflected through the work of others. Bernard Newdigate of the Shakespeare Head Press wrote: ‘Others besides myself would gladly and gratefully own that nearly everything that is worth anything in their own practice as printers comes directly or indirectly from his counsel and example.’ Philip Webb called him ‘the Universal Samaritan’.

 

In this talk Simon Loxley will discuss his latest book Emery Walker: Arts, Crafts and a World in Motion, in which he set out to build a picture of Walker: his work, his family and friends, and his world, re-examining what had hitherto been written about him.

Simon Loxley is a graphic designer and writer. His publications include Type is Beautiful: The Story of Fifty Remarkable Fonts, Printer’s Devil: The Life and Work of Frederic Warde and Type: The Secret History of Letters.

APRIL 4, 2020 18:30