Morris & Co. Inspired by Nature: Workshops & Talks

From discovering how the artists of Morris & Co. created natural dyes, to creating your own craft to take home inspired by Standen's textiles, everyone can learn something new with our series of talks and workshops.

Curator, Dr Alice Strickland looking at a wall hanging embroidered with an artichoke pattern

Meet the Curator: Morris & Co. Inspired by Nature

Discover the story behind the exhibition with curator Dr Alice Strickland. 1 & 12 June, 3 July, 18 & 28 September, 16 October, 1pm-2pm.

The Pomegranate wallpaper in the Billiard Room by William Morris at Standen, East Grinstead, West Sussex

Morris Archives Unwrapped: Volunteer Archive Group ‘Show and Tell’

A rare opportunity to see a small selection of William Morris related objects and documents which are not usually on display. 27 June, 18 July, 15 August, 19 September and 24 October, 1pm-3pm.

Natural dyes for St Johns Wort

Kitchen Garden: Dyers, Weavers and and Spinners Weekend

Discover how the artists of Morris & Co. created natural dyes to use in their iconic fabrics and papers. Saturday 10 & Sunday 11 August, 11am-3pm.

Hand printed bag

Summer craft printing inspired by Morris & Co.

Throughout the summer holidays the whole family can have a go at printing your own nature inspired designs onto a bag to take home. 10 - 25 August, 11am-3pm. £3 per bag.

Visitors on a tour at Standen

Specialist Tours: Morris & Co. at Standen

The tour will explore the treasures of the Morris & Co. collection at Standen with textiles and embroidery expert Sally Roberson. 30 September & 15 October, 10-11.30am. £35pp booking required on 01342 323029

Tulip lino print design

Lino Printing Workshop Inspired by Nature

Join Catherine Greenwood on this workshop and create your own beautiful hand printed piece to take home. 23 and 24 September, 10am-4pm. £85pp, including all materials and tea/coffee. Booking required on 01342 323029.

A sample of embroidery for the Wedgwood inspired workshop

Embroidery Workshop inspired by Morris & Co

Create your own piece of embroidery at Standen under the expert guidance of Sally Roberson. 30 August, 12 September and 18 October, 10am-4pm. £75pp, including all materials and tea/coffee. Booking required on 01342 323029.

Visitors on a tour at Standen

Specialist Tours: Morris Textiles at Standen

This tour will explore the Arts and Crafts textiles at Standen, including excuisite examples of May Morris' work. 8 & 22 October, 10-11.30am. £35pp booking required on 01342 323029

Repousse design of a butterfly

Repousse Workshop Inspired by Nature

Under the expert guidance of Ruth King, you'll design and make your own bespoke piece of copper repousse art to take home. 8 October, 10am-4pm. £55pp, including all materials and tea/coffee. Booking required on 01342 323029.