"1886: A Year in the Life of William Morris" By John Wichelow
Thursday September 28, 2017, 7:30 pm
Textile Museum of Canada

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Morris was active on so many fronts that it is almost impossible to believe one man could have accomplished so much. Countless journeys throughout the British Isles to spread the socialist cause from street corners, his translation of The Odyssey, Home Rule for Ireland, running the business at Merton, discussing the Adoration of the Magi tapestry, working on A Dream of John Ball, appearances in court, precious time with his family, and volumes of correspondence with his numerous friends; 1886 could almost be rephrased as "A Lifetime in a Year."


3-Day Bus Tour of East Aurora and Buffalo, NY

Friday October 27 - Sunday October 29, 2017

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Staying two nights at the beautiful Roycroft Inn.
Visiting Frank Lloyd Wright houses.
Arts & Crafts exhibition at Burchfield-Penney Gallery,
Knox Farm (country estate of Seymour H Knox, cousin of F W Woolworth).
Plus other Buffalo area historical & architectural sights!

Full details and registration forms
will be out in the mail to you soon.


Newfoundland Art and Craft in the 20th Century
Geographic Isolation, Cosmopolitan Connections
By Colleen Lynch

Tuesday November 7th, 2017
Elizabeth Beeton Auditorium, Toronto Reference Library, 7 pm

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Photo of Grenfell women hooking mats, Labrador, 1930

By the end of the 19th century, Newfoundland and Labrador craftspeople were well aware of European, American, and Canadian social and aesthetic movements. Traditional indigenous handwork, the Moravian Mission, Eaton's catalogue, the Grenfell Mission, NONIA, the Jubilee Guilds, all contributed design and manufacturing innovations. Traces of all these influences, plus the post-WWII craft revival, are evident in the province's handwork to this day.


We're finalizing plans for some more exciting events for 2017. Keep coming back to check for details and/or follow us on Twitter and Facebook!

Reminder: WMSC members have priority booking for trips and other events that require registration and have limited numbers. Join us today!