On Tuesday 11 November, year 9 textile students went to the William Morris Gallery in Walthamstow to research the life and work of the famous Arts and Crafts designer.They had the following to say about the trip:
Klaudia: I liked the day because we saw how William Morris created so many different colours and patterns for tiles, carpets and fabric that everyone could enjoy. He wrote
“…I do not want art for a few; any more than education for a few; or freedom for a few…
Shariar: I liked the museum because of the intricate and colourful patterns and designs. He was a rich man that lived in a very beautiful house with amazing complicated woodwork.
Ria: I liked the different colours and patterns of the leaves.
Suat: I liked discovering the way William Morris drew leaves and natural forms in lots of different ways – I loved the creative patterns and it was so interesting seeing how his watercolours were turned into carpets, wallpapers and fabrics.