Friday 25 March 2022

WMSC 2022 Cake: Flora

 Our cake design this year is 'Flora', an 1891 pattern by William Morris.

The cake is a lemon and lilac honey sponge with a hibiscus-strawberry jelly and orange blossom buttercream. The pattern recalls illuminated medieval manuscripts with floral motifs in bright blues, greens, and reds.

The 'Flora' wallpaper, a pattern featuring a variety of flowers, with undulating green stems with large yellow flowers running vertically; pink, green, blue, yellow and orange on a pale ground. A colour woodblock print on paper.

To watch how it was made, enjoy the video below:

Thursday 24 March 2022

Happy 188th Birthday William Morris!

 Our friends at the Robertson Davies Library at Massey College have a wonderful video about Morris and the Kelmscott Press!

Today we celebrate 188 years of William Morris. William Morris was one of the most significant figures in the arts and crafts movement, a man of far ranging creativity and knowledge. He loved reading and nature above all else which shows in his designs and artwork.

Monday 14 March 2022

William Morris' 188th Birthday Celebration


William Morris' 188th Birthday Celebration

Arts & Crafts Gardens

March 27, 2022, Time: 3 PM EST
Members only Zoom Event 

WMSC board member Ksenija Klinger will give an illustrated lecture on the history and design of six Arts and Crafts gardens in the UK. Ksenija is a retired architect, urban planner and designer who continues to be passionate about beauty and well executed design.

Afterwards a toast to William Morris, and the unveiling of the 2022 cake!