The Papers of Sir Emery Walker, Engraver, Photographer, Printer, Typographer

The Archivist on the Arts & Crafts Hammersmith Project, Michele Losse, has been working over the past few months, along with some fantastic volunteers, on a project to catalogue the archive at Emery Walker’s House. In this blog Michele discusses the project and some of the exciting finds in the Papers of Sir Emery Walker, Engraver, Photographer, Printer, Typographer… Michele Losse, Project ArchivistAs part of the Heritage Lottery Fund funding for the Arts and Crafts Hammersmith Project, we’ve…

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Morris, Bowie & The Beatles: more musings from Sweden’s sole member of The William Morris Society

Hello again!This is Petter, the one and only Swedish member of The William Morris Society.In my last blog I wrote about how my parents introduced me to William Morris. This got me musing on other British cultural icons when I was growing up and ways they connected to Morris.My first real lesson in English came from The Beatles, you know: “Hello, Goodbye” and “Yes It Is”; what more do you need? ”Why don’t we do it in the Road” was another favourite.Question: did the Beatles have any deeper…

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Hello from Sweden’s sole member of The William Morris Society

Meet Petter Eklund. Petter is Sweden’s only member of The William Morris Society.Dear Reader,My name is Petter Eklund. I’m the proud member 7432 of The William Morris Society which I joined quite recently. I’m living and working as a freelance writer in Stockholm, Sweden and I am, right now, the only Swedish member of the society. Becoming a member, I started to order quite a few of the society’s wonderful small books of The Kelmscott lectures. They seem to come directly from some wunderkammer…

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Hidden Stories

The stories of the people who lived in 7 Hammersmith Terrace and Kelmscott House are fascinating, rich and varied. Not just the lives of two prestigious men of the Arts & Crafts movement, Emery Walker & William Morris, but the lives of their families and friends, means that these houses are full of stories collected over more than a century. We embarked on a creative writing project to discover and bring these stories to life with young people from the area. Teachers and students from Fulham…

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Allyson McDermott Wallpapers: Video

As an introduction to her practice, Allyson, who has been restoring the handblocked Morris wallpapers at Emery Walker’s House and Kelmscott House, has produced this video. It describes how she researches and then recreates the magnificent reproduction wallpapers for which she is best known.Video copyright © Allyson McDermott Studiowww.allysonmcdermott.com…

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Creating The Emery Walker’s House Logo

We are thrilled with our fantastic new logo for Emery Walker’s House (see above). We wanted it to be visually beautiful and encapsulate the many themes of Emery Walker’s House, such as the Arts & Crafts aesthetic and Walker’s work as a typographer. In this blog the designer, Simon Loxley, takes us through the process of creating the logo, working with The Emery Walker Trust to find the perfect design. Although I tried a couple of early versions without it, it seemed an obvious choice, and a…

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Introducing Allyson McDermott

Allyson McDermott is one of the world’s leading authorities on conserving, recreating and hanging historic wallpapers. Part artist, part scientist, part sleuth, she peels away the layers of history for clients including The National Trust, Historic Royal Palaces and now Arts & Crafts Hammersmith, for which she was commissioned to work on the papers at Emery Walker’s House at 7 Hammersmith Terrace and at William Morris’ home at Kelmscott House, 26 Upper Mall, Hammersmith.Her practice offers a…

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