|I read all
the original texts: "Contrasts"
by AWN Pugin, "A description
of Fonthill Abbey",
Ruskin's "Stones of Venice"
and so on. Somewhere along the
way I met up with Morris and the
encounter with this extraordinary
fellow was through his political
writings, which I came across at
Warwick University, who have the
complete works including a Dover
facsimile of one of the fantasy
hooked as there was so much to
the man. His interests and
political viewpoint, in
particular his views about art
were mine. Once I had discovered
the Society through finding the
address in a book of political
writings there was no stopping me.
Alas I am
not much of an artist myself, and
my poetry bears little relation
to Morris's however my father was
a skilled craftsman, who built a
loom for my mother to weave on,
and my brother is an artist in
paint and textiles.
myself with a little writing, and
publishing. Here you will find
some examples of Morris's
writing, in electronic form as
well as some samples of Kelmscot
borders I have scanned myself.
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