Wallpaper Making with Allyson McDermott at the William Morris Society
Coach House of Kelmscott House has level access across a short cobbled drive.
Emery Walker's House regrettably not wheelchair accesible or with step-free access.
William Morris Society hosts wallpaper historian Allyson McDermott for a talk and workshop inspired by their collection of original Morris & Co wallpaper. The workshop concludes with a tour of the Emery Walker House, focusing on Allyson’s conservation of the Morris wallpapers in situ.
During his career, William Morris produced over 50 wallpaper designs, many of which are still available and popular today. The William Morris Society holds an extensive collection of original Morris & Co wallpapers and designs.
For London Craft Week, wallpaper historian Allyson McDermott gives a talk about the history of wallpaper at the Society’s premises in Morris’ Hammersmith home, followed by a practical demonstration of block-printing methods. Participants can see original examples of wallpaper from the collections and print their own sample of wallpaper. Then, walk to nearby 7 Hammersmith Terrace, home of Emery Walker, printer and friend of William Morris, for a tour of this wonderful example of a recently restored Arts & Crafts interior, focusing on Allyson’s conservation of the Morris wallpapers in situ.
The talk and workshop will take place in the Coach House of Kelmscott House, which has level access across a short cobbled drive.
Emery Walker's House is a Grade II* listed, tall, terraced house with narrow stairs between the three floors open to the public. We regret that wheelchair or step-free access is not possible.