Uncommon Threads: Kelmscott Manor

Uncommon Threads: Kelmscott Manor

While growing up at Kelmscott Manor, May was surrounded by ample artistic and advocative inspiration. Not only was William a designer and a leader in the British Arts and Crafts movement, he was a poet, writer, and social activist. His wife, Jane, was an accomplished seamstress, and renowned artist and poet Dante Gabriel Rossetti shared the family’s home. A portrait of May and her older sister, Jenny, painted by Rossetti, hangs to the right of the fireplace in the Panelled Room, where the Morris girls were schooled by their mother.

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