Toward an oral history of Cape Ann : Norton, Margaret


Toward an oral history of Cape Ann : Norton, Margaret


Norton, Margaret Interviewee.;Brayton, Linda Interviewer.


[Gloucester, Mass] : Sawyer Free Library




3 sound files, digital, MPEG3 file

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OH 74 Part 1
OH 74 Part 2
OH 74 Part 3

Linda Brayton and David Masters, principal oral historians.;Interviewer(s):Linda Brayton (6/14/1978).

TRACKS: CD 104: Miss Norton's background - beginning with Folly Cove Designers -- Virginia Demetrios' approach to teaching, designs have integrity and timelessness -- The process of creating a design (example - Apple Pie) -- Cutting the linoleum block, tools used, cooperation between designers -- Printing - tools, fabrics and process -- Printing in more than one color -- 7 - Print designed for The Guernsey Society - extensive research involved -- Miss Norton's attention to detail, designing The Cranberry Bog involved catching a field mouse! -- Some dog's work is part of the craft, but it's worth it -- Use of the scratchboard -- Meetings and classes, homework, criticism - the jury -- Reasons for closing Folly Cove Designers, collection of all designs kept at Cape Ann Historical Association -- Working with the group, demonstrations, selling the fabrics, the Folly Cove Designers' barn -- CD 105: Virginia Demetrios - founder of The Folly Cove Designers, George Demetrios as a teacher, unique method used

The following names and terms were used in this interview:George Demetrios, Mrs. Demetrios, Virginia Lee Burton, The Cranberry Bog, Small Fruit, Andy Babson, Eino Natti, Breveer, Pot-pourri, Overprinting, Pingree Farm, Aino Clarke, Gurensey Society, Buttered Side Down, Baked bean supper, Tolford Shop, John and Era, Aris and Mike, Mike Mulligan, Callico, the Wonder Horse.

Originally issued on sound cassettes and transferred to compact discs.


Burton, Virgina Lee 1909-1968.; Oral history -- Massachusetts -- Cape Ann.;Textile designs -- Massachusetts -- Gloucester.;Textile printing -- Massachusetts -- Gloucester.

Ann, Cape (Mass.) -- History -- Anecdotes.;Ann, Cape (Mass.) -- Social life and customs.

Collection :

Gloucester Oral History Collection

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Citation :

Norton, Margaret Interviewee.;Brayton, Linda Interviewer., "Toward an oral history of Cape Ann : Norton, Margaret," in NOBLE Digital Heritage, Item #7677, (accessed September 22, 2017).