Tuesday, 16 February 2010

Charles Voysey and Morris

Australian Finch Charles Voysey (1857-1941)

I came across this interesting image at the Royal Institute of British Architects; http://www.designconnection.demon.co.uk/New_Folder/aboutRIBA.htm
I wonder what led him to an Australian finch? I might have to do some more research on that one! I have been inspired by Voysey for several blocks in my William Morris & Friends quilt having first admired him through some of the Liberty fabrics I collected many years ago. Voysey was an English architect but perhaps in my world better known for his wallpaper and textile designs. He was definitely influenced by Morris as you can see here;


                               
There is some similarity to Morris' Trellis wallpaper pattern

2 comments:

Fran said...

http://thetextileblog.blogspot.com/2010/02/william-morris-and-peacock-and-dragon.html

I guess you're reading this blog?

Fran in Tassie

Lenna Green of Stitching Cow said...

Just love the birds amongst the roses,lovely design