Thursday, 11 February 2016

Join Us!

Check out our Future Events page (click on tab above) for two exciting happenings this winter at the WMSC!

One of those features Joseph Panacci and his remarkable wood-fired clay creations (pictured to the left).

See you there!

Monday, 18 January 2016

Join us for our Next Event!


Presented in conjunction with the Textile Museum of Canada’s 40th anniversary, Home Economics: 150 Years of Canadian Hooked Rugs explores the unique stories and histories that have informed hooked rugs in Canada, the highly recognizable forms of folk art with roots in 19th-century North America. Featuring over 100 hooked rugs from the Museum's rich archive of international material culture, the exhibition represents generations of artisanal entrepreneurship, women’s domestic and collective work, as well as rural development in Canada.

Useful AND beautiful, these rugs are not to be missed. Join us this coming Saturday!


Textile Museum of Canada
55 Centre Avenue, Toronto
(St. Patrick subway station or Dundas 505 streetcar)
Fee at the door for WMSC members and their guests: $10

Visit the Future Events tab (above) for all the information.

Monday, 11 January 2016

Of Interest

Keep up to date with what's happening of interest to admirers of William Morris by following our Of Interest page (see tab above). There's a lot happening around the world, in Japan, the U.K., U.S. and here in Canada.

And if we've missed something, please let us know!

Left: Photo of May Morris

Wednesday, 6 January 2016

Happy New Year!

All of us here at the William Morris Society of Canada wish all our members and readers a joyful, health-filled year, full of discovery, beauty, craft, and Morris-inspired fellowship and inspiration!

Check out our Future Events page (see tab above) for some great events that are being finalized. These include a private visit to Canada's Textile Museum, a stained-glass tour, a full-day symposium, a spring-time walk, more lectures, more pub visits and a Morris birthday celebration (with cake!).

Stay tuned and please follow us on our social media outlets (see the right-hand column for handy links).

Wednesday, 18 November 2015

News From Nowhere is Feted in Style

The Elizabeth Beeton Auditorium at the Toronto Reference Library was packed last night for William Whitla's talk on William Morris's News From Nowhere, on the 125th anniversary of its publication. Bill was as witty and erudite as ever, leaving some of us needing to re-read the book again, to absorb the element he had illuminated for us. Afterwards, a large part of the audience went to the Pilot Tavern where food and drink were consumed, and the conversation continued for hours. I think Morris would have approved!

Keep up to date on our future events by clicking on the tab above!


Tuesday, 10 November 2015

Of Interest

 Have you visited our Of Interest page recently? Click here or on the tab above. Here you'll find current and future events of interest to fans of Morris and his circle of influence. Just announced, Walker Gallery in Liverpool's Pre-Raphaelites: Beauty and Rebellion, featuring some paintings never before seen in public!

Picture: In The Grass, Arthur Hughes © Museums Sheffield

Wednesday, 4 November 2015

Fall into Morris


Toronto has been experiencing a beautiful fall, and a busload of WMSC members enjoyed the colours and flavours of Elgin and Norfolk counties here in Ontario during a weekend visit to craft studios and places of architectural interest. You can enjoy member Lera Kotsyuba's wonderful photo gallery here on our Facebook page.

The two remaining events for the year are a much-anticipated talk by wonderful William Whitla at the Toronto Reference Library, on Morris's utopian News from Nowhere, and the annual holiday dinner, of which members will have received information in their latest mailling. Get all the details on our future events here.

Speaking of members... it’s time to renew your WMSC membership for 2016 and enjoy all the activities planned for the year, including a stained-glass tour, the annual birthday celebration (including cake!) and a special one-day symposium. Memberships run from January to December of each year.

Not yet a member? Join us here! Remember, members get priority booking for trips and other events that require registration and have limited numbers.

Photos by Lera Kotsyuba