Location, Location, Location

Thursday 16th April 2020

Tags: Blogstars, Crochet, MAL/CAL/KAL

When Jane Crowfoot told us her latest Crochet Along with us was heavily influenced by May Morris, whose father, William, was one of the founders of the Arts and Crafts movement, we knew we had to find a very special location to photograph the project. Standen House, which was built by James and Margaret Beale, is a National Trust property near East Grinstead in West Sussex. The house was designed by Philip Webb, sometimes known as the Father of Arts and Crafts Architecture and is nestled in a beautiful hillside garden with views across the surrounding countryside.  The interiors, all chosen by Margaret, are a feast of William Morris fabrics, wall hangings and wallpapers. Here are some pictures of the interior we thought you might enjoy. IMG_4847 Love this portrait of the lady of the house, Mrs Beale, knitting IMG_4855 Standen was one of the first houses to have electricity built in. [gallery ids="2184,2181" type="rectangular"] Wonderful Morris fabrics [gallery ids="2177,2180,2183,2178,2182" type="slideshow"] Almost as if the Beales have just stepped out of the room. Thanks to National Trust, Standen, Sussex  https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/standen-house-and-garden