QUILTS & FABRIC: PAST & PRESENT

QUILTS & FABRIC: PAST & PRESENT By Quilt Historian Barbara Brackman Above: Moda's Baltimore Blues. It's not all blue.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Morris And Company Anniversary Stamps


2011 is the 150th Anniversary of the founding of William Morris's firm and the United Kingdom's Royal Mail is celebrating with an issue of six stamps. The firm is described as " one of the most influential enterprises in the history of British design and manufacturing”.
The individual stamps feature designs from artists/partners who worked in the Morris & Company workshops. Each stamp has the date of the design featured on that stamp.



The print chosen for the stamp honoring Morris is Cray 1884, which is similar to the print Wandle in my new collection Morris and Company for Moda.

Wandle  Reproduction
The diagonals represent the rivers and streams in Morris's landscape.


Dearle's stamp is his Seaweed print from 1901



 Kate Faulkner 1877

 Morris & De Morgan 1876

 Edward Burne-Jones c.1864
The First Day Cover
The stamps were issued in May
William Morris fans might want to own a set.


Philip Webb 1867

6 comments:

Brian G. said...

The more I see of William Morris the more I love his work. Thanks for sharing!

WoolenSails said...

I love the specialty stamps and these are perfect for mail to fellow quilters.

Debbie

Teresa said...

I had the opportunity to see wallpaper, fabric and gift shop items a few years ago at the William and Mary Museum in London. It was a great exhibit.

CARIBBEAN QUILTERS 'CAROLYN' said...

Where and how best can I purchase these William Morris six stamps?
Thanks

CARIBBEAN QUILTERS 'CAROLYN' said...

Where and how best can I purchase these William Morris six stamps?
Thanks

the boys said...

To the above poster - you can buy these at the Royal Mail website - I'll try and post the link below:

http://www.royalmail.com/portal/stamps/content1?catId=74300748&mediaId=137400793