The Pre-Raphaelites at William Morris’s Red House

So… I really love the Pre-Raphaelites. I wrote my dissertation on Lizzie Sidall and Ive always loved William Morris ans his ideas about craftsmanship. So I’ve been wanting to visit William Morris’s Red House for a while now. When I went yesterday I seemed like a good idea to take the knitted Pre-Raphaelites with me.

They are….

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William and Jane had a good look around the house.  This is the Wedding mural that they are both painted into.
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The lovely Arts & Crafts stairway… very medieval!
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Admiring the wall paper! Jane looks happy with it.
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…. And the garden, which was beautiful.

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The aspect from the front.. All the gang appreciated it.
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… and the well!
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I showed the tour guide, Steve, who got a few colleagues to come and see them. Then he asked, would I show then to Robynn, the House manager who was working in the shop. So they came out again.. on the counter.

She was very happy to see them all.
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It was a really lovely day out & well worth a visit. More at: http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/red-house

 

Allen Ginsberg inspires…… & Iconography.

Allen Ginsberg went to live with our best buddy, the talented songwriter extraordinaire, Mr Jay Fynn.
This was a photo opportunity not to be missed on a recent visit. Productivity has been pretty fabulous. Allen is writing…..

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& Mr Fynn is writing and recording. Here’s a new collection, released just yesterday called ‘Iconography’. Please have a listen…