KELMSCOTT – Oxfordshire – home of William Morris

Kelmscott was the country home of William Morris, the founder of the Arts and Crafts Movement. It was at this late sixteenth century manor house and farm that he re-charged his batteries and found so much of the inspiration for his rustic designs that are still popular for fabrics and wallpapers in the 21st century. The house is full of his designs and has an excellent shop full of stuff you’d actually want to buy ! The location is extremely rural for Oxfordshire – approached down narrow country roads. This is where the Pre-Raphaelites like Rosetti, Burne Jones and Millais visited the man who fought to bring handmade furniture, fabrics and ceramics back to popularity after the Industrial Revolution had moved household goods to machine manufacturing…