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REES, Diana. Grace Helen Mowat and the Making of Cottage Craft. With Ronald Rees. (Fredericton, New Brunswick) : Goose Lane Editions, (2009). First Edition. Pp. (8),9-220,(4), including in a central section 16 pages of colour plates. With many b&w photos and other illustrations in the text. 8vo, illustrated cream and red card covers.
Grace Helen Mowat (b. January 31, 1875, Beech Hill, near St. Andrews, New Brunswick - d. February 22, 1964, St. Andrews, New Brunswick).
An account of Grace Helen Mowat's contribution to the Arts and Crafts Movement in "Cottage Craft", a collective of women from Charlotte County, New Brunswick, who in the height of the Movement, churned out "cash crops" in the form of knitting, weaving and rug hooking, holding a "strong reputation for [their use of] fine wool, dyed to the palette of the local landscape, and [showcasing the] fine craftsmanship of the people who [weaved] and [knitted] its quality materials". - from the rear cover.
Foreword by Ronald Rees.
The chapters (un-numbered in the book) are:
1. "Always Room for One More";
2. "A Come Out Young Woman";
3. A Practical Schooling in Art;
4. Wilderness Years;
5. The Making of Cottage Craft;
6. A Shop by the Side of the Road;
7. Pottery and Linen;
9. "A Factory of Twenty Square Miles";
10. "Countess of Charlotte";
11. Passing the Torch;
Selected Bibliography and Index.
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Title: Grace Helen Mowat and the Making of Cottage Craft. First Edition.
Publisher: Goose Lane, Fredericton, 2009, ISBN:9780864925329: 2009
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