Arts and Crafts

Art, Textiles
I was just thinking about how craft is trending at the moment. A certain market of people tend to be leaning away from mass produced to the crafted handmade industry.  I read something along those lines today on twitter (I think)……

Which reminded me of a book about William Morris that my Great Aunt gave me years ago. It was an illustrated biography of William Morris’ life and how he was tired of the industrial revolution with its mass production and went back to producing beautiful hand made textiles, fabrics, rugs and how this started the whole of the Arts and Crafts movement.

There is something special about the return to the simple process that a handmade piece of Art or Craft requires along with the uniqueness and originality that it automatically possesses.  

Can I encourage you to make or buy some art or craft. It’s such a great feeling of accomplishment to know that you created something yourself or to have an original handmade item adorning your space.

 

William Morris – Then
William Morris – Now

William Morris – Willow Bough design
William Morris Wallpaper Design 1896

William Morris tiled fireplace
Miss USA Susie Castillo, William Morris inspired gown.

William Morris, Petroglyph Vessel – Blown Glass.