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Jessie Newberry (1864-1948) - Embroidered Table Scarf Detail. Embroidered & Appliqued Linen. Circa 1900.

Ann Macbeth (1875-1948) & Jessie Newberry (1864-1948) - "Let Glasgow Flourish" Embroidered Panel. Embroidered & Appliqued Linen. Circa 1901.

Jessie Newberry (1864-1948) - Embroidered Cushion Cover. Linen and Wool. Embroidered with "Under Every Grief and Pine Runs A Joy With Silken Twine" - after William Blake. Circa 1900. Circa 1899-1900.

Ann Macbeth. Embroidered table centre, 1910. Ann Macbeth and Glasgow were at the heart of what at the time was often referred to as the new needlework. Why this late nineteenth and early twentieth century phase of the long and widespread history of embroidery was referred to as new was the fact that a whole range of designers in one specific time period were emphasising the contemporary over the traditions of the craft.

Jessie M. King--She Was Busy All Day Long--Mother

Jessie M. King, vintage art nouveau illustration, Glasgow School, ca. 1920

by Jessie M. King (Scottish 1875-1949)

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Jessie M King (1875-1949), illustration for the Magic Grammar by sofi01, via Flickr

Ex libris Mary Elizabeth Reid. Artist- Jessie M. King. Of the Glasgow School, Jessie M. King was one of the most distinguished artists of her time. Her decorative work in books and illustration is usually considered the counterpart of C. R. Mackintosh’s applied art. Her dreamlike subjects often derived from tales of chivalry and Celtic romance.