This multi-coloured embroidery features a rose stem surrounded by a wreath of oak leaves. The pattern was designed by William Morris and this example was embroidered in silk by his younger daughter, May Morris. May embroidered the piece as a cushion cover for her friend Amy Carruthers Tozer. The design was exhibited at the Arts and Crafts Exhibition in 1890.


  • Title: 'Rose Wreath' embroidery
  • Creator: William Morris, May Morris
  • Date Created: c.1890
  • Type: embroidery
  • Rights: © William Morris Gallery, London Borough of Waltham Forest
  • Physical Dimensions: 51 x 51 cm
  • Object Number: F435
  • Medium: embroidered silk
  • Credit line: Presented by Diana Hillman, 2014

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