Counted Cross Stitch Kits and Patterns
| William Morris
(1834-1896) was born in Walthamstow, Essex, England. In
1853 he went to Oxford University, and during the next few
years he would meet many of the men who would prove to be
the most influential in his life. They included the
architect Philip Webb, designer of Red House, Dante
Gabriel Rossetti, who was the leading figure in the newly
formed Pre-Raphaelite Movement and later the lover of
Morris' wife Jane, and the artist Edward Burne-Jones who
would remain a life-long friend.
| In 1861 he
founded Morris and Co., commissioning many of his friends
to design furniture, ceramics and stained glass. He
personally produced over 150 designs for the company,
mostly textiles and wallpaper. Morris did not, however,
confine himself to the decorative arts, being a vigorous
political activist for socialist policies, a poet, and
founder of the Kelmscott Press which most notably produced
a magnificent edition of Chaucer.
We offer a range of over a dozen
counted cross stitch designs based on the work on
William Morris, all available as kits and pattern packs.
Newcastle Hall, Newcastle
Craven Arms, Shropshire SY7 8QL
Tel: +44 (0)1588 640392
Millennia Designs: Fine counted cross
stitch kits inspired by the past.