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Reworking Ideals of the Arts and Crafts Movement
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.
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.