From late July until mid September the William Morris’ Kelmscott House will be holding an exhibition of our new hand block printed collection of fabrics. This will be a unique opportunity to see how the block printing process works and to view a range of our fabrics with corresponding woodblocks. We will also giving a talk on the 23rd July at 2.15pm, the details of which are below.
Combining their skills as a textile designer and woodblock carver Lizzie and Leo Hillier founded Woven Oak, a small company specialising in block-printed textiles. The traditional block-printing process used by William Morris is at the heart of what they aim to promote. Through their talk and exhibition they hope to increase the awareness of this historic process, giving value again to the principles Morris campaigned for and wrote about during his life. Their talk will include a history of wood block carving and printing from Morris’ work to the present day. They will also refer to their time spent working with artisans in India and give a practical demonstration of carving and printing using traditional methods. The exhibition will include a collection of their hand block-printed fabrics with corresponding woodblocks.
For further details on Kelmscott House and how to get there please visit www.williammorrissociety.org.