Mary Elizabeth Turner

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Mary Elizabeth Turner (1854–1907) was an English embroiderer who exhibited her work at the 1890 exposition of the Arts and Crafts Exhibition Society, for which she wrote an essay on modern embroidery. Identified with the Arts and Crafts Movement, she was a founder with May Morris of the Women’s Guild of Arts.[1] Her husband was the architect Hugh Thackeray Turner.


  • Arts and Crafts Essays by Members of the Arts and Crafts Exhibition Society; with a new introduction by Peter Faulkner; Thoemmes Press (1996), ISBN 1-85506-469-3.
  • Victorian Embroidery: An Authoritative Guide by Barbara Morris; Thomas Nelson and Sons (1962).
  • Edwardian Architecture: A Biographical Dictionary by Alexander Stuart Gray; Gerald Duckworth & Co. (1985), ISBN 1-85326-908-5.