CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNERS, AND THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO
HELPED US SAY FAREWELL TO ENDICOTT WEST in community.
So many treasures have emerged as we close up our beloved Endicott West arts retreat in the Tucson desert! All her life, Terri Windling has had a passion for matters Pre-Raphaelite. Her precious collection spans the decades . . . and now it's time to pass some of it on to you. For those few hearts unmoved by William Morris & Co., we offer a final cache from the soul of our little retreat . . . . So click on, and bid high: All proceeds go to moving a portion of Terri's things across the Atlantic, and to help repair the flood damage recently done to her home in the UK.
1) Terri's own "HELL'S PRE-RAPHAELITES" motorcycle jacket:
Painted for her by illustrator Cortney Skinner
OK, so after 20 years in the desert, Jane Morris looks a bit like Rossetti dug her up along with his poetry…. But don't worry: We're sending it to Cortney to touch it up so you can wear it for another 20! As a result: This jacket will not be available before April 2014. But it will be so worth it….
. . . Because see how cool Terri looked in it circa 1990? It's a Women's SIZE 8 (or maybe a small 10)
2) PRE-RAPHAELITE BOOK Collection
for the connoisseur - includes rare and collectibles
The complete set is pictured here in these 2 photos.
For HIGH-RESOLUTION images, see Terri's post here.
3) "STRICTLY MORRIS" BOX
When William Morris died in 1896 at the age of 62, he left behind him a body of work ranging from fantasy novels to fabric design, paintings to printing presses . . . his physician famously said, "He died of being William Morris!" Here's a taste of his life & work, chosen by Terri from her personal library:
4) LARGE BOX OF WILLIAM MORRIS / LIBERTY OF LONDON FABRICS
Scraps of fabric large and small (patterns below) which have adorned everything from seat cushions in Terri's original Boston North End Endicott studio, to bits of her celebrated collages, to tabletops at Endicott West. Liberty's has stopped making many of these. NOTE: These are smallish pieces, pretty much only suitable for quilting. Includes some velvets to go with them!
Extra photos I took of the same stuff, to try to give a better sense of what's in there. Not sure I succeeded, but:
. . . And so we leave the Pre-Raphaelites, and Go West
5) LARGE BOX OF GUATEMALAN FABRIC SCRAPS for QUILTING
Left over from the windows and chairs of Endicott West
Many are sun-faded in spots - perfect for quilters who want bits of pricey fabric, and to own a piece of history from Endicott West! Also includes some fabulous Cowboy Fabrics:
WANT MORE FROM ENDICOTT WEST?
CLICK HERE for two very special additional auction offers from the famous Arts Retreat founded by Terri Windling, Delia Sherman & Ellen Kushner . . . lived in, loved, and visited by artists and authors including Emma Bull, Charles Vess, Charles de Lint, Ellen Klages, Alan Lee, Karen Joy Fowler and many more. Come see . . . .
HOW TO BID:
1) LOOK below in Comments for the SUBJECT LINE for either #1 (Jacket), #2 (Pre-Raph books), #3 (Morris), #4 (Pre-Raph fabrics) or #5 (Guatemalan fabrics).
2) Click REPLY UNDER the LAST (most recent) HIGH BID on the one you're interested in (NOT in the General Comments for this post! and NOT under the "Minimum Bid" Comment, either), being sure to bid higher than the person before you did. And say what you're bidding on, just to avoid confusion.
YOU DO NOT NEED TO BE A LIVEJOURNAL member to bid: JUST COMMENT as a GUEST - but leave a name so we know who you are.
HIGHEST BID in each category at ETA: 11:59 p.m. EST on Wednesday, January 29th, gets the box.
We will notify you HERE in Comments, so check back to see if you won so we can contact you. If we don't hear from you in 48 hours, the prize will go to the next highest bidder. Nothing will be mailed out before we have received your PayPal payment of your pledged bid, which should be within 48 hours of our hearing from you.
• U.S. only - no mailing abroad: Sorry, but the extra work of figuring postage & filling in customs forms is just not something any of us can cope with as we close up the house. If you've got a friend in the US who will accept the package for you, that would work for us!
• Books will be mailed by Feb. 8th, at Media Rate. Fabric will be sent UPS or USPS.