THE CURATOR of an award-winning museum is hoping to finally give William Morris’ daughter the recognition she deserves.

The fact that Walthamstow’s textile hero had a successful designer for a daughter is lost on many.

But Rowan Bain, the curator of William Morris Gallery, is hoping to put May Morris firmly on the map.

Ms Bain has just successfully crowdfunded her £15,000 goal to put on a major new exhibition of her work.

However, the gallery staff are not stopping there - for every £100 more raised, another May Morris design can be conserved.

On the gallery’s fundraising page, Ms Bain said: “May Morris was one of the most important figures of the Arts and Crafts movement.

“A successful designer of wallpaper, jewellery and woven textiles, she was most influential as a pioneer of art embroidery.

“Her work and expertise were in demand across the world. But her achievements have for too long been overshadowed by her more famous father, William Morris.”

The curator is hoping to create an exhibition called ‘May Morris: Art & Life’ with the thousands raised so far.

It will bring together the designer’s rarely seen embroideries, costumes, jewellery, works on paper and personal items from collections across the country.

They will be displayed side by side for the first time.

To help make this exhibition happen, head to Art Fund to donate.