'Apple Tree to Vine Leaf: the Morris & Co. Embroidery Department' Lecture
May Morris bequeathed to the Victoria and Albert Museum a handwritten ledger recording over 450 embroidery orders completed between 1892 and 1896. Uncover its secrets with this lecture, a part of the Embroidery Resurgent programme at Red House.
- Booking essential
- Admission applies
See how the ledger illuminates the operation of the embroidery business, looking at May Morris's role as a designer and manager, working conditions for her employees and the shopping habits of some of her regular embroidery customers.
Jenny Lister is curator of textiles and fashion at the V&A. She is a contributor to May Morris: Arts and Crafts Designer (2017). Other publications include The V&A Gallery of Fashion and London Society Fashion 1905-1925: The Wardrobe of Heather Firbank.
Event ticket prices
Minimum group size 15
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- Call 0344 249 1895
- Unfortunately dogs are not welcome at this event.
- Meeting point
- Please make your way to Visitor Reception on arrival
- The lecture will take place on the first floor. There is no lift available.
|30 September 2017||14:00 - 15:00||Available|