Dear House by William Morris
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Inscription: KIND AND DEAR IS THE OLD HOUSE HERE
Who can resist anything to do with William Morris, the driving force behind the emerging Arts and Crafts movement of the late 19th century in Britain? As well as being an extraordinarily versatile designer and original thinker, Morris wrote poetry. This quote comes from a piece intended for his new house at Kelmscott in Gloucestershire which was embroidered by his wife Jane into the hangings in their bedroom.
“The wind’s on the wold
And the night is a-cold,
And Thames runs chill
Twixt mead and hill,
but kind and dear
Is the old house here,
and my heart is warm
Midst winter’s harm….”
The quote forms a ribbon laid on a design based on Morris’s “Bird” woven wool fabric of 1878. Here uniquely will you find both words and a design of William Morris in one piece. A lovely gift.
Fixing Points: One hole: towards the top in the middle of the flower between the birds' heads
Dimensions: 10.2cm x 10.2cm