Westward Ho! Embroidery Designed by May Morris and Stitched by Jane Morris, 1885

Landscape format embroidery in silks, with horizontally scrolling foliage with buds and small flower-heads on a mid-blue ground. It is thought that the design ‘Westward Ho!’ may have been made for the school of the same name in North Devon, which was attended from 1878 by the young Rudyard Kipling (Edward Burne-Jones’s nephew). The embroidery is an example of a collaboration between mother and daughter, May Morris being the designer and Jane the embroiderer. See original design in the collection D59.

Record ID:T177
Measurements:height: 65.9 cm, width: 106.1 cm, depth: 2.2 cm framed
Date:1885 - 1886
Artist:Morris, Jane
Medium:silk embroidery on unbleached linen
Date:1885 - 1886